Movies like Playmaker

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Playmaker (1994)
 5.1
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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, manipulation, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, love affair, actor's life, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, cons and scams, sex, erotica, revenge, agent, coach, challenge, actor, bartender, piano, male female relationship ...
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, danger, mystery, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Playmaker: Secret Smile (2005), Choke (2001), Fever (1999), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), Before I Go to Sleep (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 2K
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: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, mind game, policewoman, murder of wife, manipulation, dishonesty, investigation, couples, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 449
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, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 733
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: mind bending, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, performer's life, estrangement, voyeurism, addiction, city life, mental illness, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stalking, psychopath, haunted by the past, family in danger, obsession, mind game, family problems, vengeance, social decay, heist, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, obsession, psychology, amnesia, psychiatrist, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 2013, year 1999 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 643
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, vietnam veteran, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, crimes, manipulation, 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, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 127
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, rivalry, college, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, starting over, supernatural ability, mind game, ghost, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, seduction, mystery, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, couples, love affair, teenage girl, nanny, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 23K
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: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, brutality, life philosophy, murder, psychic power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, stalking, mind game, obsession, psychopath, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, dangerous attraction, architect, vengeance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 294
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, crimes, rivalry, confined, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, fight, murder, secret, abduction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, murder, mind game, manipulation, dishonesty, investigation, dangerous attraction, obsession, crimes of passion, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), romancing a suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, scotland yard, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 15K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 1K
The Sitter (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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, slasher
Plot: nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, serial killer, crimes, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.9
 689
Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, computers and web, stalker, danger, off the grid, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, losing-it hero, memory lapse, suspicion, mentally unstable, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in danger, obsession, family life, infidelity, hidden identity, stalking, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, investigation, school, private school, teenager, dishonesty, student life, crimes, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.2
 645
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, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, police detective, mentally unstable, mystery, crimes, psychopath, stalking, law enforcement, graphic violence, sexual content, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 4K
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, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, abuse, friendship, manipulation, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 16K
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, college life, false accusation, teenage life, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, rumor, manipulation, secrets ...
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, forbidden love, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, infidelity, police investigation, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: sexy, mind bending, serious, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, seduction, journalist, sexual fantasy, obsession, manipulation, dishonesty, doctors and patients, power relations, couples, media, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 629
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, investigation, mystery, who done it, amateur detective, crimes, stuntman, best friends, animal life, infidelity, journalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sexy, gloomy, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, woman in danger, s&m, investigation, psychiatrist, female protagonist, sex therapy, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%