Movies like The Postman Always Rings Twice

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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense, sexual, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, crime, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery, crime gone awry, murder of husband, femme fatale, crimes of passion, confession, neo-noir, couple relations, graphic violence, love and romance, greek, danger, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Postman Always Rings Twice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and sexy films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) and couples mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Postman Always Rings Twice: A Perfect Murder (1998), In Secret (2013), Caught (1996), U Turn (1997), Black Widow (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, sexy, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, crime, infidelity, betrayal, perfect crime, love affair, plan gone awry, crimes, murder, violent husband, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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In Secret (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, female masturbation, marital infidelity, crimes of passion, murder, infidelity, couple relations, tragic love, dishonesty, couples, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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75%
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Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, neo noir, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family problems, family business, crimes, love and romance, couples, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 50K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: small town, desert, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, money, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, robbery, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, erotic thriller, crime, poison, fatal attraction, manipulation, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 31K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 54K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, obsession, desire, couple relations, passionate sex, love and romance, runaway, erotic thriller, sex, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, morocco, havana cuba, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, neo noir, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, crimes, love triangle, couple relations, infidelity, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: neo noir, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, murderous pair, loneliness, femme fatale, attempted murder, obsession, seduction, cons and scams, sexual attraction, stabbing ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: suspense, clever, humorous, cynical, witty ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, dark humor, crimes, crime, romance, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), self defense, frame up, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 12K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: erotic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, crimes of passion, sex, manipulation, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 89K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, crime, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, private detective, infidelity, couples, power relations, manipulations, investigation, betrayal, obsession, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, obsession, gangsters, femme fatale, assassination, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, prostitute, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfaithful wife, kidnapping, police investigation, femme fatale, scam, crimes, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, extramarital affair, tragic love, manipulations, family problems, passion, dysfunctional marriage, manipulation, dangerous attraction, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 5K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, panties pulled down, crime gone awry, neo-noir, hostages, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.6
 71K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, danger, disorder, deception, rape, couples, family in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mortal Passions (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.
Style: neo noir, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, dishonesty, manipulation, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), inheritance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, graphic violence, couple relations, cons and scams, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 26K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, crime, couples, intrigue, rivalry, manipulations, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 12K
The Two Jakes (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, tense, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, infidelity, murder, betrayal, investigation, legal, golf, terminal illness, crimes, crime, mystery, cons and scams ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1946 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 1K
Hotel Noir (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, private detective, haunted by the past, hitman, femme fatale, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, sex scene, seduction, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 13K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 2K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%