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Past Midnight (1991)
 5.6
 1K
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
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, law enforcement, false accusation, deadly, going straight, righting the wronged, prison, pregnancy, sex scene, train, neo noir, lake ...
Time: 90s

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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 deadly, crimes, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, investigation and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Past Midnight: Sketch Artist (1992), China Moon (1994), Love Is a Gun (1994), Woman of Desire (1994), Rear Window (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, crimes, mystery, murder, false accusation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, crime, dishonesty, small town, crimes, frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.9
 375
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: surreal, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, neo noir, dishonesty, strong sexual content, couples, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, legal investigation, investigation, frame up, who done it, false accusation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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, mind game, who done it, psychopath, uncover truth, crimes, obsession, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, crimes, mute or deaf, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, crime, mystery, danger, obsession, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, fall in love, dancer's life, serial killer, law enforcement, dishonesty, couples, love and romance, tough law enforcer, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 272
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: obsession, murder, deadly, forgery, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, manipulations, crimes, track down, couples, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 142
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: chases and races, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 510
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, mind bending
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, mystery, crime, police detective, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, rough, mind bending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, chases and races, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, partners, false accusation, memory loss, frame up, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, mystery, legal action, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, uncover truth, investigation, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, race against time, missing person, murder, danger, track down, special agents, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, revenge, dishonesty, vengeance, mistaken identity, heist, investigation, stalking, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 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: psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, crimes, dealing with death, power relations, disability, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 794
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, law enforcement, deadly, false accusation, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, romance, crimes, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, emotional ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, false accusation, mysterious character, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, investigation, courtroom drama, missing person, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 304
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, fall in love, love and romance, frame up, deadly, couples, dishonesty, mystery, romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: death row, murder, confined, crimes, mystery, heroes, protagonist as suspect, crime, life is a bitch, state affairs, riddles and clues, prison ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, college, pregnancy, urban legend, party, psychopath, suicide, crimes, college life, urban, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, heroes, dedicated lawyer, siblings relations, uncover truth, who done it, computers and web, dishonesty, deadly, political conspiracy, law enforcement, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, police, who done it, crime, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, death row, prison, murder, stalking, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, crime, fugitives, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
42%
 5.3
 273
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: murder, frame up, chase, hunted, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, wrongfully committed, righting the wronged, confined, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, crimes, fall in love, deadly, psychopath, bra, lawyer, sex, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 754
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: realistic, sexual, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, family problems, deadly, crimes, dealing with death, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love and romance, reincarnation, redemption, investigation, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.3
 516
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, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, love affair, power relations, betrayal, sexuality, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, frame up, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, who done it, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dishonesty, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, disturbing, gloomy, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, infidelity, suspect, disappearance, widow, crime, crimes, love and romance, mystery, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%