Movies like Public Access

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Public Access (1993)
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Public Access (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't be any deep dark secrets in the town that are just waiting to come to the surface - or can there? And when the question becomes "who's wrong with Brewster?" things start getting seriously nasty.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, enigmatic, melancholic, harsh, psychological, visually appealing ...
Plot: small town, crimes, love and romance, discrimination, society, social relations, tv show, small town life, dishonesty, celebrity culture, media satire, violence, murder, research, television, anger, library, strangulation, mayor, life philosophy, life & death, nudity (full frontal - brief), dark humor, writers, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Public Access

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, obsession, police investigation, vengeance and mentor mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Public Access: The End of Violence (1997), Peacock (2010), Talk Radio (1988), Oleanna (1994), Keys to Tulsa (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The End of Violence (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surreal, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, hitman, filmmaking, movie business, investigation, crumbling marriage, hollywood, rescue, on the run, kidnapping, violence ...
Time: 90s, year 1997, year 1996
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, small town, faked death, mental illness, mystery, social relations, small town life, schizophrenia, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.2
 14K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, talky, tense, serious ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, paranoid, liberal, media, media satire, murder, death, redemption, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.6
 3K
Oleanna (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: sexual harassment, teachers and students, dishonesty, campus, false accusation, manipulation, police investigation, existentialism, revenge, violent, power relations, lawsuit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Keys to Tulsa (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, crimes, love triangle, journalism, dishonesty, love and romance, drug dealing, family secret, murder witness, brother brother relationship, murder, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 2K
Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, mistaken identity, amnesia, evil twin, disorder, family relations, parents and children, memory loss, siblings relations, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, France, UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty, jealous boyfriend, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, obsession, investigation, family problems, who done it, couple relations, couples, murder, extramarital affair, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, injustice, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: trust, airport, vengeance, rape, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, rape and revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 2K
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, sexy, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: family problems, infidelity, drifter, murder, betrayal, family business, crimes, couples, love and romance, cheating wife, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, femme fatale, on the run, dishonesty, siblings relations, murder, criminal, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 4K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: high school, school, hostage, kids in trouble, law enforcement, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, juvenile delinquency, society, coming of age, attic ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 16K
Night Moves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: dam, crimes, radical, environmentalism, terrorism, rebellion, mastermind, gang, society, rebelliousness, plan gone wrong, environmental issue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
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Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: tense, mind bending, sexy, serious, erotic ...
Plot: couples, graphic violence, amusement park, obsession, workplace situations, murder, unemployment, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 1K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, racism, law enforcement, false arrest, police investigation, dishonesty, society, small town, murder, death, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Kate Logan Affair (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young psychologically unstable young police woman named Kate Logan and a married Frenchman find themselves caught up in a dramatic twisted affair.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: lovers on the run, disorder, crimes, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, unlikely couple, law enforcement, mentally unstable, small town, love affair, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Legend of Lucy Keyes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Guy moves to an old farm in Princeton with his wife Jeanne Cooley and their two daughters, Molly and Lucy to build eight windmills to generate clean power to the city. The Cooley family has a cold reception in town, and while voting for the approval ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, missing person, social relations, supernatural, countryside, crimes, family secret, small town, insanity, missing daughter, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, obsession, lesbian sex, psychopath, couples, dangerous attraction, drug abuse, addiction, college, wedding, crimes, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, greed, investigation, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, redemption, idealism, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 1K
Stag (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when some of the men accidentally killed one of the strippers, ...
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, sexual, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, stripper, bachelor party, crimes, death, friends, disorder, wrongfully committed, suburbs, friendship, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexy, tense, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, love affair, obsession, love triangle, couple relations, vengeance, family problems, couples, wedding, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, psychopath, opposites attract, vietnam veteran, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 704
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, political corruption, murder, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, mind game, dishonesty, cons and scams, power relations, couples, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, male female relationship, seduction, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 338
Samuel Bleak (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In a quiet southern town, several lives are changed forever when an isolated mute with a dark secret is admitted to a mental institution.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: mental institution, family problems, isolation, small town life, crimes, small town, mute, suspect, society, couples, mute or deaf, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, hopes, crimes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, small town, drugs, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 889
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, nightlife, nightshift, murder, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hallucination, hospital, rescue, redemption, ambulance, coma, misfit partners, dealing with death, haunted by the past, patient, death, insomnia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%