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Past Midnight (1991)
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Past Midnight
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: starting over, false accusation, frame up, murder, righting the wronged, crimes, social worker, police officer killed, danger, dishonesty, going straight, investigation, stalking, obsession, injustice, fall in love, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, neo noir, canoe, parole, cabin, pregnant woman murdered, lake ...
Time: 90s
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Prime Suspect 2
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
UK, USA
203 min.
 8.2
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
180 min.
 7.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, law enforcement and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Past Midnight: Woman of Desire (1994), Rear Window (1998), Exit in Red (1996), The Right Temptation (2000), A Letter from Death Row (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Woman of Desire
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.
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Time: 90s
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Rear Window
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, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, stalking, obsession, isolation, voyeur, architect, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
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Exit in Red
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, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
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The Right Temptation
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: erotic, twists and turns, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, love triangle, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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    User:   90%
 
A Letter from Death Row
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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We'll Meet Again
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, realistic, rough, 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
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When Justice Fails
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, legal, crime, gays and lesbians, romance, mute or deaf, investigation, track down ...
Time: 90s
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The Sculptress
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, tense
Plot: prison, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, crime, mystery, injustice, righting the wronged, crimes, innocence, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
Pact of Silence
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: hidden identity, mentally unstable, twins, investigation, convent, uncover truth, haunted by the past, woman in danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, europe, france, latin america, paris france
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System:   63%
    User:   65%
 
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster
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, crime, dedicated lawyer, mystery, gangsters, courtroom drama, murder, false accusation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   65%
 
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Lonely Hearts
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: femme fatale, forgery, investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, murder, cons and scams, police investigation, obsession, crimes, dishonesty, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   64%
 
 5.1
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Love Is a Gun
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: suspenseful, serious, surreal, realistic, mind bending
Plot: crime, strong sexual content, neo noir, betrayal, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, false accusation, murder, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
Letters from a Killer
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, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, manhunt, false accusation, on the run, murder, courtroom drama, frame up ...
Time: 90s
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Complicity
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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    User:   56%
 
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, protagonist as suspect, crime, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
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System:   54%
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Cold Heaven
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: betrayal, dealing with death, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, clergy, crumbling marriage, investigation, redemption, supernatural, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
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System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
Between Your Legs
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, dog, radio, adultery, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
An Occasional Hell
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mystery, protagonist as suspect, college, love triangle, crime, crimes, deadly, suspect, disappearance, widow, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
Whispers in the Dark
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, mystery, mentally unstable, investigation, crime, mind game, obsession, doctors and patients, erotic thriller, psychiatrist, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
Physical Evidence
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, realistic, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, hotshot lawyer, courtroom, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, legal investigation, false accusation, courtroom drama, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   41%
 
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Separate Lives
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, crime, mystery, mentally unstable, protagonist as suspect, split personality, legal investigation, obsession, manipulations, mental illness, psychology, police ...
Time: 90s
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System:   47%
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The Cry of the Owl
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robert is an architect and artist, in Vichy after separating from his Parisian wife. Robert finds it calms him to stand in the shadows of the home of Juliette and Patrick and watch her cook. She thinks he's a prowler and confronts him, then ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: voyeurism, stalking, neo noir, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, manipulations, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, dead woman, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, vichy
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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Palmetto
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, mystery, murder, sex, police investigation, neo noir, neo-noir, cons and scams, plot twist, noir, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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Bloodline
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, manipulations, on the run, mystery, obsession, murder, dangerous attraction, rich and poor, who done it ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 5.5
 371
Victim of Love
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It's a romantic triangle with a lot of heat when a psychologist (JoBeth Williams) falls in love with a widowed professor (Pierce Brosnan) who's having an affair with one of her patients (Virginia Madsen). Williams turns a dangerous page ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, mystery, investigation, couples, psychiatrist, paranoia, power relations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
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Freeze Frame
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   43%
    User:   42%
 

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