Movies like Past Midnight

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Past Midnight (1991)
 5.6
 968
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: social worker, police officer killed, murder, starting over, false accusation, frame up, righting the wronged, crimes, danger, dishonesty, going straight, investigation, stalking, obsession, injustice, fall in love, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, neo noir, prison, pregnancy, sex scene, train, lake ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Past Midnight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, law enforcement, investigation and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Past Midnight: Love Is a Gun (1994), Criminal Passion (1994), When Justice Fails (1999), Rear Window (1998), Lonely Hearts (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 367
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: serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, false accusation, murder, neo noir, crime, strong sexual content, betrayal, crimes, false accusations, deadly, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, betrayal, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, dancer's life, serial killer, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, legal, crime, romance, gays and lesbians, mute or deaf, investigation, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, architect, voyeur, amateur detective, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, wheelchair, investigation, stalking, obsession, isolation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 4.8
 265
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, obsession, femme fatale, forgery, investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.3
 134
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: frame up, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, righting the wronged, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.8
 494
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, insurance, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, insurance agent, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, hitman, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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
Plot: sketch artist, crime, murder, underwear, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, investigation, false accusation, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 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, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, yacht, courtroom drama, twins, island, dedicated lawyer, mystery, resort, sex, protagonist as suspect, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, crimes, obsession, special agents, law enforcement, race against time, track down, missing person, danger, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, false accusation, mystery, woman in danger, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, college, party, psychopath, suicide, pregnancy, urban legend, urban, roommate, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 739
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, betrayal, dealing with death, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, clergy, crumbling marriage, investigation, redemption, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, crimes, actress, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, stalking, cons and scams, heist, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: death row, murder, crime, amateur detective, prison, protagonist as suspect, mystery, false accusation, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 3K
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: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, murder, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, double murder, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 300
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: touching, realistic
Plot: murder, castle, hidden identity, love affair, romance, family life, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, investigation, crime, legal investigation, prison, uncover truth, false accusation, political conspiracy, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.3
 512
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, desert, psychiatrist, extramarital affair, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, lawsuit, sexuality, violence, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, widow, suspect, disappearance, investigation, infidelity, haunted by the past, mystery, college, protagonist as suspect, love triangle, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 384
Asunder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chance Williams (Underwood), a man whose life is torn apart when his wife and unborn child are killed in a bizarre accident. Chance comes to believe Lauren (Morgan), wife to best friend Michael (Beach), is the only woman who can love and help him, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, beach, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love triangle, death in the family, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.2
 5K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, investigation, neo-noir, crime, frame up, self defense, small town, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: farm, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, romance, journalism, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 377
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense
Plot: investigation, journalism, infidelity, murder, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 1K
Blind Side (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside. Realizing that if they report it they could land in a Mexican jail (guilty until proven innocent) they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: pregnancy, hit and run, vengeance, crime, murder, crimes, mystery, deadly, mysterious character, investigation, on the run, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 439
Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, amateur detective, mystery, femme fatale, hidden identity, romance, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, switching roles, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 272
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, hunted, chase, prison, on the run, crime, death row, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%