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A Perfect Murder (1998)
 6.5
 74K
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, surprise ending, serious, captivating, sexy, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, infidelity, perfect crime, crime, murder, crimes, love affair, plan gone awry, artist, jealousy, private detective, jealous spouse, blackmail, crime gone awry, planned murder, love triangle, protagonist as suspect, investigation, cheating on husband, greed, painting, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to A Perfect Murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crime, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly and neo noir mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like A Perfect Murder: Body Heat (1981), Fatal Attraction (1987), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Unfaithful (2002), Under Suspicion (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 28K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes of passion, lust, adultery, betrayal, crime, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, small town, protagonist as suspect, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual obsession, obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, dishonesty, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, family problems, terrorizing, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: serious, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, adultery, neo noir, crime, romance, love affair, crime gone awry, sex, fatal attraction, murder of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 74K
Unfaithful (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, unfaithful wife, dangerous attraction, older woman younger man relationship, marital infidelity, erotic thriller, passionate interest, cheating wife, hot and sexy, sexual attraction, fatal attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: psychological, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, betrayal, vengeance, uncover truth, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 59K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, greed, crime, betrayal, treasure, character change, dishonesty, human nature, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, crime, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, deadly, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 68K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, crime, marital problem, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 8K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: erotic, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, plastic surgery, suspicion, amnesia, hospital, identity, coma, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, couple relations, love affair, haunted by the past, infidelity, lovers reunited, crime, unfulfillment, vengeance, hidden identity, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 81K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, neo-noir, wife husband relationship, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Consenting Adults (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Richard and Priscilla Parker are an ordinary suburban couple whose lives are invaded and rocked by their hedonistic, secretive new neighbors, Eddy and Kay Otis.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: mate swapping, wife swapping, murder, betrayal, investigation, frame up, crime, dishonesty, manipulations, protagonist as suspect, deadly, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 3K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, state affairs, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, politics, betrayal, crime gone awry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, family problems, plan gone awry, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 54K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, frame up, faked death, crime, law enforcement, cons and scams, double murder, race against time, protagonist as suspect, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 11K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: sexual, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, sex, sexuality, mysterious character, who done it, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, couples, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, robbery, mafia, attempted murder, self defense, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 9K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, dishonesty, mute or deaf, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 1K
Three Way (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, love, adultery, crime gone awry, blackmail, betrayal, who done it, crime, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 573
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: rough, erotic, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, betrayal, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, legal investigation, who done it, infidelity, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, robbery, murder, safecracker, fight, love, crime, neo-noir, family life, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, small town, dishonesty, frame up, self defense, interrogation, danger, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 295
Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: infidelity, false accusation, neo noir, murder, crime, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, couples, dishonesty, deadly, couple relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, betrayal, woman in danger, rivalry, legal action, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, manipulations, workplace intrigue, undercover agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, murder, investigation, private detective, crime, mystery, unfulfillment, love affair, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilantism, hitman, judge, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, secret society, legal, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 43K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, false accusation, promotion, boss and employee, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, investigation, mistaken identity, mystery, disorder, hidden identity, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 2K
Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, mind game, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, manipulations, crime gone awry, alcohol abuse, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: saint tropez, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%