Movies like Playmaker

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Playmaker (1994)
 5.3
 386
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

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 deadly, murder, crimes, danger, mystery, 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
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: stalking, psychopath, obsession, mind game, murder of wife, policewoman, investigation, manipulations, dishonesty, danger, manipulation, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, england
⇓ 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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, psychopath, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mind game, danger, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.1
 415
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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, mystery, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, manipulations, manipulation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 631
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, dishonesty, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, police detective, estrangement, city life, addiction, urban, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, psychopath, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, mystery, danger, love affair, dishonesty, crime, crimes, couples, woman in danger, seduction, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 472
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, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, family problems, couple relations, infidelity, crime, dangerous attraction, manipulation, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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, tense, serious
Plot: mystery, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, amateur detective, uncover truth, psychopath, manipulation, memory loss, who done it, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.0
 97
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, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, domestic violence, psychology, psychiatrist, life turned upside down, obsession, power relations, woman in danger, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2013 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 780
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, realistic, serious, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, mystery, starting over, investigation, showbiz, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, filmmaking, private detective, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 221
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, confined, mystery, deadly, danger, rivalry, husband wife relationship, hostage, kidnapping, murder, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: nanny, mind game, mystery, family relations, family problems, serial killer, deadly, crimes, rivalry, crumbling marriage, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, deadly, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, tense ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, s&m, psychiatrist, female protagonist, erotic thriller, crimes, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, investigation, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dealing with death, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly, power relations, disability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mischievous children, deadly, coming of age, destiny, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, death of father ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, danger, chases and races, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, life is a bitch, student life, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, mentally unstable, psychopath, mystery, danger, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, deadly, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 436
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 ⇓
40%
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, introspection, police detective, investigation, love affair, mystery, family problems, law enforcement, forbidden love, deadly, yuppie, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, crimes, danger, dishonesty, woman in danger, haunted by the past, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 13K
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, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, revenge, tragic event, injustice, uncover truth, danger, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, fall in love, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: psychological, sexual, realistic, mind bending, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, journalist, sexual fantasy, seduction, journalism, danger, media, couples, obsession, voyeurism, dishonesty, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, frame up, investigation, legal investigation, dishonesty, false accusation, who done it, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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