Movies like Playmaker

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Playmaker (1994)
 5.2
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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, manipulation, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, 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
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Playmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, danger, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playmaker: Secret Smile (2005), Trauma (2004), Choke (2001), Fever (1999), Love Thy Neighbor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Secret Smile (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 180 min.
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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, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, mind game, policewoman, murder of wife, danger, investigation, manipulations, dishonesty, manipulation, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, australia
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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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, ghost, psychopath, murder, mind game, deadly, danger, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.1
 413
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely criminals, hitman, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 630
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mysterious character, mentally unstable, dishonesty, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, addiction, voyeurism, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, psychiatrist, amnesia, domestic violence, psychology, obsession, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, year 2007 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 505
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, family problems, crime, infidelity, couple relations, manipulations, deadly, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, manipulation, murder, who done it, memory loss, psychopath, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.0
 108
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, seduction, danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crime, love affair, couples, crimes, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, stalking, danger, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 238
Vanished (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman searches for many years to exact revenge on a kidnapper. A psychological thriller that examines how far a person would go if pushed to the extreme.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, crimes, danger, mystery, deadly, rivalry, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, secret, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, murder, mind game, manipulation, dishonesty, investigation, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, strong sexual content, legs, jacuzzi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, scotland yard, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, slasher
Plot: nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, crimes, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, crumbling marriage, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 4K
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, sexual content, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, investigation, danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 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, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, student life, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, uncover truth, losing-it hero, suspicion, memory lapse, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 22K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, mind game, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 612
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, danger, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, deadly, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, dishonesty, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, crimes, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 14K
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: realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, injustice, tragic event, revenge, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, fall in love, haunted by the past, disorder, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
No Strings Attached (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A renowned journalist becomes a suspect in a series of murders after he becomes intimately involved with a mysterious woman. In an attempt to clear his name, he tries to find a connection between his lover and the increasing number of dead bodies.
Style: sexual, sexy, mind bending, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, journalist, seduction, sexual fantasy, danger, frame up, media, dishonesty, voyeurism, couples, obsession, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, forbidden love, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 15K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, false accusation, teenage life, college life, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 525
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, amateur detective, crimes, who done it, stuntman, best friends, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%