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Past Tense (1994)
Original name: Past tense
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he discovers that she has been killed. When he reports the murder, he is told that no such woman ever lived there, and when he gets back to the house there's a completely different woman staying there--who he's never seen before--who claims that she's lived there for years and no other woman has ever lived there
Style: twists and turns, sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, mind bending, erotic, surprise ending
Plot: hospital, murder, amateur detective, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, cons and scams, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, twins, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, riddles and clues, police investigation, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, recurring dream, suicide by cop, male nurse, patient, power failure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and mind bending films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Past Tense: Traces of Red (1992), Dead Sexy (2001), First Degree (1995), Murder Rap (1987), A Kiss to Die For (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, femme fatale, reluctant partners, serial killer, manipulations, crime, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 660
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, woman in danger, serial killer, murder, prostitute, protagonist as suspect, crime, sex, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.1
 282
First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, dedicated lawyer, mystery, police station, femme fatale, private detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, witnessing a crime, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 24
Murder Rap (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a young audio fanatic accidentally records a brutal murder, his pursuit of the killer lures him into a sinister plot of revenge and deceit, Texas style.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, crime, hip hop, deadly, dishonesty, couples, mystery, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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A Kiss to Die For (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a Harvard psychology professor is having trouble dealing with life after the death of his wife when he meets a beautiful woman named Ali. As their relationship grows, he begins to question her secretive past, which he discovers is linked to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, love affair, righting the wronged, mystery, dishonesty, romance, couples, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: serious, talky, sexual, realistic, clever ...
Plot: lesbian, missing person, murder, femme fatale, crime, mystery, private detective, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 566
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: serious, rough, erotic, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, blackmail, sex, betrayal, crime, legal investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, femme fatale, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 333
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: serious, erotic, sexual, realistic, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, strong sexual content, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, crime, sexual relations, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 371
Victim of Love (1991)
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, paranoia, psychiatrist, investigation, psychopath, crime, crimes, patient, danger, deadly, mystery, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 448
Body Language (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer, defending a Mafia boss, falls for a beautiful woman with a sad story to tell. She says she's being abused by her brutal husband and she needs his help.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dedicated lawyer, crime, legal investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Question of Luck (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the Spanish neo-noir film Question of Luck Julio (Eduardo Noriega) is at a turning point in his life. His fish farm business has collapsed, and his attractive fiancee, Concha (Leire Berrocal) is pushing Julio to get married. But Julio seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, femme fatale, crime, dangerous attraction, village, jewelry, crimes, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, crime gone awry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, on the run, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 295
Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: serious, erotic, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, sexual relations, apartment, murder, crime, voyeurism, who done it, breakup, mystery, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 236
Tropical Heat (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator is hired by the American wife of a maharaja to go to India to investigate the questionable death of her husband. Immediately the two start an affair.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, strong sexual content, betrayal, mystery, jungle, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, estate, private detective, crime, investigation, manipulations, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 322
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, train, betrayal, manipulations, crime, dangerous attraction, love triangle, sexual relations, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.5
 338
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, politician, lesbian, serial killer, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police investigation, crimes, serial killer, murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Wild Things: Foursome (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murdered hotel millionaire's son finds himself tangled up in a game of seduction and murder after a raunchy night with three beautiful women.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: group sex, high school student, bisexual, murder, womanizer, sexual relations, death, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, crimes, neo noir, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 325
Man on a Swing (1974)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only to the police, he suspects that the man may be ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: psychic, red herring, clairvoyant, police chief, molestation, serial killer, murder, amateur detective, crime, small town, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, arms dealing, investigation, police, medical, arms deal, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Art of Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An abused wife (Joanna Pacula) turns to another man and becomes the victim of a blackmailer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, crime, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 221
Winter Kill (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Someone is shooting the residents of a mountain resort town. Sheriff McNeill (Andy Griffith) must figure out the connection that links the victims and find the sniper before he (or she) kills again, and before the town council relieves him of duty
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crimes, crime, resort, deadly, law enforcement, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: death row, murder, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, prison, false accusation, mystery, frame up, prison life, who done it, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dead Eyes of London (1961)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A disfigured killer with glazed-over white eyes is doing the dirty work so that an insurance agent-doctor can get the victims' insurance money.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, blindness and impaired vision, nurse, mystery, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, clergy, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, serial killer, investigation, voyeurism, bondage, s&m, gory, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, crime, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, psychological
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, femme fatale, private detective, legal investigation, manipulations, voyeurism, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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