Movies like Playmaker

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Playmaker (1994)
 5.3
 378
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, mind bending, realistic
Plot: mystery, manipulations, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, manipulation, mentor, love affair, danger, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actor's life, deadly, cons and scams, sex, agent, erotica, male female relationship, actor, gun, coach ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Playmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and realistic films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, mystery, danger, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playmaker: Secret Smile (2005), Trauma (2004), Choke (2001), The Babysitter's Seduction (1996), Fever (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 1K
Secret Smile (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When Miranda splits up with her creepy boyfriend Brendan because he attacked her she finds out that he is now going out with her sister Kerry and later proposes to her. Miranda warns her sister, as Brendan swims his way into their family ruining ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, mind game, murder of wife, dishonesty, manipulations, danger, investigation, teenage life, serial killer, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, danger, mind game, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 406
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, hitman, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulations, crime, deadly, danger, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, danger, dangerous attraction, mystery, couples, love affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, seduction, high school, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 605
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: realistic, psychological, gloomy, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, crimes, protagonist as suspect, deadly, mysterious character, crime, mystery, estrangement, mind game, addiction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
While the Children Sleep (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prosperous couple find the perfect live-in nanny but soon discover she intends to do her job to deadly perfection.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: mind game, mystery, nanny, crimes, family problems, deadly, family relations, serial killer, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, mystery, crime, danger, legal, crimes, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 422
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, who done it, amateur detective, crimes, stuntman, best friends, race against time, journalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 772
Fade to Black (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Still reeling from the painful breakup of his marriage to screen siren Rita Hayworth, iconic filmmaker Orson Welles (Danny Huston) makes his way to Rome, where he gets pulled into a tangled political plot involving murder and mysterious motives. A ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, starting over, femme fatale, manipulations, dishonesty, danger, private detective, deadly, life is a bitch, filmmaking ...
Time: 40s
Place: italy, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: mystery, mysterious character, amateur detective, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, psychopath, life is a bitch, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexy, tense, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, erotic thriller, psychiatrist, female protagonist, sex, danger, dangerous attraction, power relations, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, murder, crimes, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, coming of age, destiny, deadly, mischievous children, voyeurism, death of father ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 458
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, couple relations, crime, family problems, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dangerous attraction, manipulations, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, investigation, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, student life, ghost, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.5
 12K
Ghajini (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The film's story is around a rich business entrepreneur falling in love with an ad film actress. The entrepreneur and the actress fall in love, though she does not know that he is an entrepreneur. When she successfully saves a bunch of children ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, injustice, revenge, tragic event, fall in love, crimes, disorder, uncover truth, danger, obsessive quest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, dealing with death, disability, dishonesty, law enforcement, psychopath, haunted by the past, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, rivalry, dangerous attraction, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, family in danger, infidelity, family life, murder, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, friendship, rivalry, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: introspection, love affair, investigation, police detective, deadly, family problems, law enforcement, murder, forbidden love, mystery, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, vengeance, danger, chases and races, crime, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 2K
In My Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marcus (Philip WInchester) wakes up in the middle of a cemetery half naked and has no idea how he got there. Urgent questions pound inside his head. "Where was I last night? Who was I with?" Marcus suffers from parasomnia, a rare sleep ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, murder, deadly, crimes, gory, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, surprise party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, erotic, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, dishonesty, who done it, legal investigation, investigation, frame up, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, heist, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, family problems, suburbs, deadly, suburban life, crumbling marriage, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 363
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mystery, psychopath, family relations, danger, crimes, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, night, doctor, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, murder, investigation, mystery, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, small town life, small town, strong female presence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: paranoia, investigation, mystery, mentally unstable, mental illness, doctors and patients, uncover truth, mind game, mental institution, obsession, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, betrayal, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, family business, deadly, vengeance, workplace, mother daughter relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 608
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, mystery, crimes, deadly, mentally unstable, danger, stalking, sexual content, law enforcement
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mystery, investigation, police investigation, missing person, murder, mentally unstable, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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