Movies like Pretty Poison

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Pretty Poison (1968)
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Pretty Poison (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man gets in over his head when he convinces a small-town girl he's a secret agent.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, witty, suspenseful, clever, offbeat, biting, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, psychopath, mental illness, small town, warden, parole officer, crimes, secret agents, mind game, murderous pair, special agents, mentally unstable, dishonesty, deadly, hidden identity, mysterious character, factory, high school, female criminal, student, parole, teenage life, youth, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new england

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Most similar movies to Pretty Poison

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, crime, serial killer and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Pretty Poison: Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), R.S.V.P. (2002), Surveillance (2006), A Shock to the System (1990), The Killing Time (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet.
Style: psychological, sexy, cynical, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: high school, murder, teacher, infidelity, dark humor, investigation, teachers and students, youth, crime, crimes, serial killer, cheerleader ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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100%
 5.2
 1K
R.S.V.P. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man invites a group of his closest friends to a party, where he proceeds to discreetly kill them all.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, dark humor, crimes, psychopath, mind game, deadly, death, student, party, violence, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 430
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, realistic, witty, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, dark humor, frame up, midlife crisis, rise to the top, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, hidden identity, mystery, investigation, manipulations, betrayal, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Wish You Were Dead (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, opposites attract, danger, dishonesty, crime, crimes, deadly, fish out of water, fall in love, love affair, couples, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 1.8
 417
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
33%
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Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 8K
Miss Meadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss ...
Style: tense, cynical, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, dark humor, school teacher, murder, female killer, hidden identity, fall in love, love affair, violence spree, haunted by the past, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 5K
Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, dangerous attraction, obsession, dark humor, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, decapitation, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 12K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, witnessing a crime, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, small town life, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.5
 181
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, couples, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 27K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: psycho film, parody, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: housewife, murder, dark humor, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crime, crimes, psycho killer, suburban life, mental illness, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 422
Getting In (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Gabriel Higgs has failed to get into Johns Hopkins to study medicine. He's sixth on a list of backup candidates, and must persuade the five people ahead of him to drop out. Gabriel has a family tradition to live up to. Things don't go to ...
Style: humorous, witty, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, medical school, satire, college, frame up, youth, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty, deadly, contests and competitions, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, who done it, investigation, private detective, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 973
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, deadly, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From his prison cell, young Alan Musgrave (Roddy McDowell) relates his experiences of the previous year dedicated to fulfilling every whim of beautiful and self-absorbed high school senior Barbara Ann Greene played by Tuesday Weld.
Style: humorous, sexual, clever, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, misfit, satire, teenager, silly humor, couples, starlet, suburbs, parents and children, americana, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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10113
 6.6
 11K
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with ...
Style: clever, neo noir, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, small town, dark humor, false accusation, mechanic, psychopath, widow, fbi, diner, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 25K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: slasher, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, starting over, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, gory, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 11K
Novocaine (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs
Style: suspenseful, captivating, humorous, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, dark humor, false accusation, frame up, dentist, betrayal, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, small town, small town life, violence, computers and web, crimes, deadly, investigation, teenager, snuff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When her daughter Shanna is disqualified from competing for her Junior High School cheer leading squad, Wanda Holloway tries to get her ex-husband's brother, Terry Harper, to hire a hitman to incapacitate Shanna's rival or the girl's ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, offbeat, biting ...
Plot: murder, ruler, junior high school, cheerleader, investigation, contests and competitions, dishonesty, satire, small town life, family life, obsession, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 2K
Guncrazy (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita ...
Style: serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, lovers on the run, on the run, gun, prison, parole officer, sexual abuse, love and romance, misfit, crimes, prison life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 347
True True Lie (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After 12 years in an asylum, as she is reunited with friends and family, Dana begins to realize the events that led to her stay there may not have been imaginary.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, woman in danger, haunted by the past, mental illness, teenage life, youth, crimes, best friends, supernatural, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 91K
Heathers (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl who halfheartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: by killing the popular kids.
Style: witty, semi serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, teenage life, suicide, teenage love, sociopath, insanity, deadly, suicide attempt, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 253K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, serial killer, police investigation, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, crimes, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, mental illness, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%