Movies like Phone Booth

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Phone Booth (2002)
 7.0
 239K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic, psychological, surprise ending, talky, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, dishonesty, hostages, mind game, psychopath, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime, lone hero, terrorist, infidelity, hopes, urban, couple relations, rivalry, psychological manipulation, husband wife relationship, media circus, mistress, humiliation, sin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Phone Booth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, rivalry, revenge and mentor mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Phone Booth: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Cellular (2004), Panic Room (2002), Best Seller (1987), Order of Death (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, master criminal, mind game, save the day, crimes, crime, financial driven terrorism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 89K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, crime, rescue, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 240K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, bunker, confined, locked in a room, millionaire, thief, cat and mouse, danger, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 4K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 784
Order of Death (1983)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York policeman imprisons and tortures an admitted cop-killer, but finds the tables turned when his victim refuses to break and in fact urges more punishment
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, dishonesty, deadly, murder, chases and races, crime, crimes, rivalry, investigation, police detective, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
60%
 6.0
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective, police officer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, hostage, crime gone awry, hostages, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry, danger, isolation, shotgun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, psychopath, womanizer, crimes, legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: mind game, manhunt, crimes, law enforcement, couple relations, family relations, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, psychopath, justice, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 951
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life, stalking, investigation, serial killer, police investigation, media, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 81K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, vigilantism, partners, law enforcement, mind game, partners against crime, deadly, fighting crime, murder, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
 7.1
 20K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, investigation, mystery, crime, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 3K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, crimes, mystery, espionage, law enforcement, dishonesty, cons and scams, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 163
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, dangerous attraction, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 424
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chases and races, mystery, manipulations, special agents, crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 1.8
 406
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crime, who done it, crimes, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, mind game, danger, psychopath, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 16K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, crimes, hostages, working undercover, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 429
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, cons and scams, confined, crimes, tough law enforcer, hostages, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, rivalry, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mind game, murder, high school, female detective, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, police investigation, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 54K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, rescue, bank, crime, race against time, family in danger, robbery, hostages, life turned upside down, hacker, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 30K
Pathology (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, perfect crime, hospital, doctors and patients, crime, forensics, intern, danger, deadly, power relations, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 12K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 103K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 72K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, crime, investigation, dishonesty, boxer, mission of murder, crimes, law enforcement, police officer, political activism, murder mystery, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%