Movies like Pretty Poison

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Pretty Poison (1968)
 7.0
 4K
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, suspenseful, witty, clever, suspense, cynical, biting, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, dark humor, mental illness, small town, murderous pair, warden, crimes, secret agents, mind game, special agents, hidden identity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, mysterious character, factory, high school, cheerleader, female criminal, parole, youth, high school life, teenage life, rivalry, suburbs ...
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 tense films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, violence and police 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, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: high school, murder, cheerleader, teacher, infidelity, dark humor, investigation, teachers and students, crimes, youth, serial killer, college life ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
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100%
 5.1
 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: slasher, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, dark humor, crimes, psychopath, mind game, death, student, party, violence, college, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 463
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: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, murder, psychopath, manipulation, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, security guard, police, obsession, special agents, hidden identity ...
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, cynical, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, dark humor, unlikely criminals, rise to the top, midlife crisis, frame up, advertising agency ...
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: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, disorder, mistaken identity, mystery, investigation, hidden identity, love triangle, small town life, manipulation, betrayal ...
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: opposites attract, hitman, crimes, dishonesty, fall in love, fish out of water, love affair, couples, dark humor, social relations, cons and scams, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 1.8
 462
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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, murderer, satanism ...
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: 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 ⇓
34%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, witness, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dark humor, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, single parent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 216
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, love affair, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, serial killer, couples, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, decapitation, dangerous attraction, obsession, dark humor, crimes, investigation, psychopath, bakery, samurai sword ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, colombia, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 29K
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: parody, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: housewife, dark humor, murder, suburbs, serial killer, satire, family relations, female killer, crimes, psycho killer, suburban life, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 510
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: semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical school, murder, frame up, college, satire, contests and competitions, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, youth, amateur detective, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 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, biting ...
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, dark humor, school teacher, murder, female killer, hidden identity, fall in love, dishonesty, crimes, righting the wronged, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 27K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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), starting over, attic, voyeur, motel, revenge, mental illness, graphic violence, split personality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 12K
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, diner, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 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, crimes, life turned upside down, drug use, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 101K
Heathers (1988)
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, teen drama
Plot: dark humor, murderous pair, high school, suicide, teenage life, teenage love, murder, suicide attempt, insanity, sociopath, poisoning, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense, clever ...
Plot: cheerleader, murder, junior high school, ruler, contests and competitions, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, hitman, family relations, dark humor, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 2K
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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, partners against crime, mentally unstable, stalking, police detective, police officer, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high school, satire, misfit, high school life, silly humor, youth, rise to the top, supernatural ability, love and romance, best friends, romance, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 378
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, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, woman in danger, mind game, mental illness, teenage life, supernatural, crimes, best friends, mentally unstable, youth, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 265K
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, suspense, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, trapped, crimes, hopes, sin, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 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, prison, sexual abuse, murderous pair, life is a bitch, misfit, crimes, love and romance, prison life, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: high school, serial killer, murder, small town, small town life, investigation, crimes, computers and web, high school student, found footage, violence, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 180
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist, bank, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 3K
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, love triangle, haunted by the past, love affair, couple relations, hidden identity, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, lovers reunited, infidelity, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%