Movies like Phone Booth

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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, psychological, realistic, scary, suspense, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper, mistress, humiliation, sin, characters in danger, phone booth, murder, confined, paranoia, media circus, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, rivalry, police investigation, danger and kidnapping mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Phone Booth: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), Trespass (2011), Panic Room (2002), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Order of Death (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, stock market, ransom, bribery, helicopter, mayor, tunnel, crime, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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100%
 5.3
 38K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, masked man, hostages, estate, crime, wife husband relationship, confined, couple relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 230K
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, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, disorder, isolation, danger, home invasion, cat and mouse, secret room, millionaire, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, investigation, murder, psychopath, battles, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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36%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 403
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, crime, special agents, manipulations, murder, mystery, police corruption, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gangsters, hostages, woman in danger, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, betrayal, crumbling marriage, gambling, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.5
 85K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 944
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, uncover truth, legal investigation, crimes, murder, womanizer, psychopath, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 418
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, crime, criminal heroes, hostages, interview, deception, master criminal, tough law enforcer, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, sexy, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, murder, betrayal, jealousy, artist, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, plan gone awry, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, police, police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, dishonesty, cover up, uncover truth, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 7K
Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, psychopath, isolation, kidnapping, crime, confined, crimes, missing person, poker game, police detective, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, crime, killings, corpse, death, anti heroes, assassin, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 4K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crime, neo-noir, crime gone awry, vengeance, missing person, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 90K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, mystery, room, confinement indoors, suspicion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, self defense, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, on the run, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, deadly, couple relations, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 67K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, infidelity, blackmail, rape, crimes, deception, danger, crime, disorder, family in danger, revenge, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, splatter, shotgun, serial killer, blood, hostage, hostages, isolation, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
As Good as Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies quickly reveals that they may have the wrong man, which puts them ...
Style: suspense, serious, bleak, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, drugs/alcohol, hostages, domestic disturbance, vengeance, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 788
Days of Grace (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, hostages, drug dealing, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopathic killer, subway, rape, murder, psychopath, investigation, crime, serial killer, urban, mind game, little girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.2
 396
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, based on true events
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, mind game, police investigation, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
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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, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 2K
Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, double agent, petty criminal, thief, hold up, planning, career criminal, safecracker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.0
 487
Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, urban, strong sexual content, hip hop, crime, urban ghetto, special agents, police corruption, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, forensics, mind game, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, policewoman, law enforcement, black gloves ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, crime, crime gone awry, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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