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Playmaker (1994)
 5.3
 368
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, vengeance, mentally unstable, rivalry, power relations, murder, actress, mentor, love affair, danger, artists and showbiz, dishonesty, actor's life, deadly, cons and scams, agent, male female relationship, actor, gun, coach, bartender, shooting, nightmare ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Playmaker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, danger, mystery and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playmaker: Fever (1999), Trauma (2004), Backfire (1987), Woman of Desire (1994), Living in Peril (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 598
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: gloomy, realistic, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, city life, crime, mystery, manipulations, witnessing a crime, mysterious character, addiction, estrangement, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, starting over, danger, ghost, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 450
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: murder, cheating wife, inheritance, infidelity, family problems, crime, couple relations, deadly, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mischievous children, dangerous attraction, deadly, coming of age, destiny, mother son relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: suspenseful, serious, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, dishonesty, false accusation, legal investigation, who done it, investigation, frame up, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, realistic, serious, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, danger, stalking, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sexual, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, sex, female protagonist, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, betrayal, danger, investigation, power relations, crime, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.5
 12K
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, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual fantasy, seduction, journalist, couples, power relations, danger, voyeurism, obsession, frame up, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: erotic, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sex, mind game, jacuzzi, legs, obsession, working the system, passionate interest, romancing a suspect, power relations, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, scotland yard, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, doctors and patients, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, dealing with death, disability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, family problems, suburbs, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, suburban life, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, woman in danger, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
 11K
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: mind bending, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, injustice, revenge, tragic event, model, vengeance, bollywood, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, crimes, mystery, police investigation, investigation, reluctant partners, psychopath, police detective, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 510
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: serious, rough, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, deadly, couples, police detective, hitman, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, invention, mystery, investigation, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, stranger, mastermind, workplace, agent, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shock Treatment (1964)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A private investigator endures the rigors of an insane asylum in order to locate $1 million in stolen loot.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, shock treatment, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, doctors and patients, mental institution, amateur detective, mentally unstable, psychopath, working undercover, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 664
Separate Lives (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, psychological, serious
Plot: obsession, murder, mental illness, repression, split personality, psychology, police, schizophrenia, professor, crimes, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, confession, orphan, husband wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.9
 686
The Intruder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Catherine meets Nick by accident and, after a whirlwind romance, the two get married and Catherine moves into Nick's apartment only that's the start of problems when an unseen intruder begins playing strange mind games with Catherine in an ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, gothic, serious ...
Plot: murder, ghost, crimes, supernatural, couples, dishonesty, deadly, destructive relationship, couple relations, manipulations, infidelity, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 401
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, unlikely criminals, mystery, crimes, parents and children, manipulations, crime, cons and scams, danger, hitman, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 472
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, vengeance, couples, family problems, confined, haunted by the past, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, estate, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 15K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 115
After the Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, gambling, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, mind game, sex, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, parents and children, crimes, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, vengeance, infidelity, hidden identity, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 6K
The 4th Man (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer begins having visions apparently warning him of impending danger. After he delivers a lecture, he begins an affair with a woman from the audience. The visions intensify, however, and begin to threaten his relationship with the ...
Style: dark humor, erotic, sexual, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: danger, spider, nightmare, femme fatale, power relations, obsession, murder, small town, who done it, alcohol abuse, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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