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, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic, psychological, talky, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, dishonesty, hostage, psychopath, crimes, hostages, murder, redemption, characters in danger, terrorist, heroes, phone booth, crime, lone hero, infidelity, hopes, urban, couple relations, rivalry, husband wife relationship, psychological manipulation, media circus, mistress, humiliation ...
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 suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, police investigation, rivalry, deadly and psychopath 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), American Crime (2004), The Killing Jar (2010). 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, save the day, crimes, mind game, master criminal, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, hostage, crimes, crime, rescue, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
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, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, thief, cat and mouse, danger, millionaire, bunker, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, stalking, deadly, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hostage, serial killer, confined, hostages, crime gone awry, danger, isolation, rivalry, deadly, crimes, shotgun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, police corruption, battles, police detective, investigation, crime, chases and races, crimes, murder, psychopath, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 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, dangerous attraction, rivalry, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
57%
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, crimes, manhunt, law enforcement, family relations, couple relations, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, psychopath, justice, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, crimes, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ 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, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, crimes, mind game, partners, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, disorder, couples, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, danger, husband wife relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crimes, danger, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, confined, domestic disturbance, drugs/alcohol, hostage, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, chase, ransom, buried alive, psychopath, police investigation, police station, death penalty, masochist, car chase, digging, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, psychopath, womanizer, uncover truth, crime, legal investigation, crimes, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 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, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, rescue, bank, robbery, family in danger, crime, crimes, hostage, hostages, race against time, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 675
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
 4.2
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mystery, mind game, investigation, false accusation, fighting the system, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, danger, murder, witnessing a crime, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, survival, vengeance, police corruption, kidnapping, confined, cons and scams, crime, police investigation, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 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, medical school, psychopath, perfect crime, hospital, crime, doctors and patients, crimes, danger, power relations, deadly, forensics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, crime, danger, master criminal, fighting crime, hostages, crimes, working undercover, hostage, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: missing person, prostitute, pimp, obsession, private detective, murder, stalking, psychopath, investigation, mystery, perversity, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mind game, murder, police investigation, high school, female detective, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, murder, investigation, serial killer, police station, supernatural, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, crime, curses spells and rituals, crimes, psychopath, danger, who done it, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%