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Past Midnight (1991)
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Past Midnight (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man gets out of prison after 15 years for stabbing his wife to death, and his social worker becomes convinced he was innocent. As she researches his case, and interviews other people who were involved, she begins to fall in love with him, as her friends warn her that he's dangerous.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: murder, social worker, police officer killed, crimes, investigation, obsession, injustice, life is a bitch, stalking, fall in love, starting over, frame up, danger, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, going straight, righting the wronged, female director, prison, pregnancy, sex scene, train, lake ...
Time: 90s

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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, investigation, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Past Midnight: Criminal Passion (1994), China Moon (1994), Sketch Artist (1992), Rear Window (1998), When Justice Fails (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sketch artist, mystery, crimes, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, female star appears nude, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, psychopath, mind game, crimes, obsession, manipulation, amateur detective, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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When Justice Fails (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, romance, mystery, danger, dishonesty, investigation, police detective, couples, obsession, fall in love, dangerous attraction, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.7
 288
Lonely Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, forgery, dishonesty, police investigation, femme fatale, deadly, manipulation, law enforcement, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, false accusation, woman in danger, amateur detective, partners, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 159
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, chases and races, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, frame up, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.0
 425
Love Is a Gun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A model causes an obsessed police photographer to lose his girlfriend and become a murder suspect.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, false accusation, couples, profanity, strong sexual content, law enforcement, dishonesty, moral dilemma, graphic violence, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, crimes, mystery, gangsters, dishonesty, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A House in the Hills (1993)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, revenge, woman in danger, cons and scams, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, disability, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 937
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, bollywood, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, crimes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 579
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, couples, police detective, crimes, danger, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, life is a bitch, deadly, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, disappearance, widow, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crime, law enforcement, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, destiny, frame up, manhunt, life is a bitch, crimes, wrongfully committed, who done it, riddles and clues, false accusation, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, serial killer, murder, false accusation, death row, prison, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
 540
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, power relations, love affair, betrayal, extramarital affair, sexuality, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: college, murder, urban legend, pregnancy, psychopath, suicide, party, legends and myths, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, deadly, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Duel of Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lady Caroline Faye meets Lord Vane Brecon and is attracted to him. When she finds out that he is being accused of a murder he did not commit, she sets out to prove him innocent
Style: realistic, touching
Plot: murder, hidden identity, castle, family relations, crimes, mystery, investigation, romance, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, who done it, frame up, crime, dishonesty, deadly, legal investigation, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pact of Silence (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Everyone has a secret. Twins Sarah and Gaëlle near 25; for ten years, Sarah has been a fundamentalist Carmelite in a Brazilian convent, and Gaëlle has been in prison for a heinous crime. Sarah comes to the attention of Fr. Joachim, a priest and ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, obsession, doctors and patients, woman in danger, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, paris france, europe, france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 406
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, redemption, murder, interracial relations, parents and children, idealism, family relations, society, price of justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 404
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, media, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, uncover truth, memory loss, who done it, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beyond Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An insurance salesman's humdrum existence takes a turn when a stranger, ex-con Auggie Rose, unexpectedly dies in his arms. Assuming the identity of the dead man, the salesman embarks on a double life, keeping it secret from his live-in ...
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, obsession, couples, hidden identity, dishonesty, secret, investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%