Movies like A Perfect Murder

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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: suspenseful, exciting, clever, serious, captivating, sexy, surprise ending, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, infidelity, crime, perfect crime, love affair, murder, crimes, plan gone awry, cheating on husband, artist, jealousy, private detective, jealous spouse, blackmail, crime gone awry, planned murder, love triangle, protagonist as suspect, investigation, greed, painting, husband wife relationship, twists & turns, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to A Perfect Murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, betrayal, crime, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir and police investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Perfect Murder: Body Heat (1981), Fatal Attraction (1987), A Simple Plan (1998), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), The Silence of the Lambs (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, lust, adultery, betrayal, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, small town, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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: sexual obsession, infidelity, obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, family problems, terrorizing, adultery, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, character change, crimes, human nature, treasure, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ 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, fatal attraction, love affair, crimes, romance, crime gone awry, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, uncover truth, betrayal, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, who done it, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ 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, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, disorder, crime, family problems, marital problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, suspicion, plastic surgery, car accident, mystery, uncover truth, mind game, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: extramarital affair, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, crime, neo-noir, hitman, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 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, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, haunted by the past, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, lovers reunited, crime, unfulfillment, crimes, murder, deadly, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: wife swapping, mate swapping, murder, betrayal, investigation, frame up, crime, dishonesty, manipulations, crimes, protagonist as suspect, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, state affairs, crime, cons and scams, crimes, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, dishonesty, betrayal, politics, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family business, family problems, crimes, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ 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: erotic, rough, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, betrayal, sex, private detective, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, blackmail, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, neo noir, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, greed, deception, plan gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 19K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, rough, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo-noir, hitman, mistaken identity, betrayal, small town, money, criminal, unemployment, crime gone awry, crimes, danger, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ 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, serious, melancholic, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, crimes, greed, family relations, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, faked death, frame up, crime, law enforcement, cons and scams, double murder, protagonist as suspect, race against time, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 10K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, captivating, humorous, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, life turned upside down, crimes, nothing goes right, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
24%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, gangsters, crime, master criminal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, love, adultery, crime gone awry, blackmail, betrayal, who done it, nude girl, dishonesty, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, robbery, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, deadly, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: erotic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, danger, manipulations, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, police investigation, crime, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, workplace intrigue, mind game, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, wall street, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 172K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, murder mystery, lawyer, legal investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, hidden identity, disorder, mistaken identity, investigation, mystery, betrayal, love triangle, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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