Movies like Purgatory Flats

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Purgatory Flats (2003)
 5.5
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Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he witnesses a shooting and volunteers to help the wounded Owen Mecklin, whose brothers Dean and Randy drag him further into their own crime life. Owen's sexy wife Sunny seduces 'Doc'. Local detective Travis McGill gets their trail. But treason proves the gravest luring danger.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, drug dealing, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, deadly, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, cons and scams, brother brother relationship, manipulations, manipulation, small town life, small town, adultery, kiss, injection, underwear, syringe ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Purgatory Flats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, couples, femme fatale and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Purgatory Flats: Water's Edge (2003), Exit in Red (1996), Shadow of Fear (2004), Spider's Web (2002), Double Jeopardy (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 658
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.2
 540
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, power relations, love affair, betrayal, extramarital affair, sexuality, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Shadow of Fear (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime gone awry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale, intrigue, manipulations, leadership, private detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 641
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, erotic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, fall in love, infidelity, couples, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, crime, crimes, dangerous attraction, embezzlement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 423
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, danger, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, crimes, danger, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.9
 509
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, photographer, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty, serial killer, betrayal, manipulation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 5.4
 2K
Miranda (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears he travels down to London to search for her only to discover that she has three identities - dancer, dominatrix and con-woman. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, dangerous attraction, investigation, hidden identity, couples, manipulation, betrayal, manipulations, romance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
 6.2
 899
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, disorder, crime, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 182
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, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 536
Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: tense, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 288
Lonely Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, forgery, dishonesty, police investigation, femme fatale, deadly, manipulation, law enforcement, private detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Road to Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true crime casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. Unsuspectingly, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue: ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: passion, murder, filmmaker, investigation, crimes, romance, love and romance, artists and showbiz, femme fatale, filmmaking, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, track down, investigation, frame up, law firm, deadly, uncover truth, false accusation, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.4
 75
Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, family relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, voyeurism, infidelity, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
 105
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.1
 513
Playing House (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this taut thriller, newlyweds Jen and Mitch find that three's company and four's a crowd when they ask their friend Danny to move in with them to share expenses. But a sweet situation turns sour when Danny invites a new person into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, manipulations, manipulation, couple relations, uninvited guest, couples, dishonesty, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 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 ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, obsession, who done it, deadly, investigation, family problems, couples, crime, couple relations, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 908
Motives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, manipulations, manipulation, infidelity, sexual relations, couples, danger, fatal attraction, murder, crimes, crime gone awry, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror (2007)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Story: With strong suspicions that her husband is cheating on her, successful businesswoman Janvi (Udita Goswami) begins an affair with her co-worker Aryan (Tusshar Kapoor). But when Janvi decides that she's done fooling around, she learns her new ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, one night stand, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, betrayal, disgruntled, crimes, one-night stand, mental patient, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 672
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, sexy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.3
 652
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, manipulations, hidden identity, crime gone awry, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, couples, missing person, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 73
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.8
 180
Watchful Eye (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Malibu detective Shannon (Renee Rea) goes undercover in a group house to discover who murdered one of the women living there. Shannon gets caught up in the sex and parties, not knowing that her every action is being secretly broadcast on satellite ...
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, murder, femme fatale, bondage, police, investigation, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%