Movies like Random Encounter

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Random Encounter (1998)
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Random Encounter (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Doug Jackson's Random Encounter, Elizabeth Berkley plays Alicia Brayman, a public relations executive on the rise. At a celebratory party, Alicia meets a handsome man named Kyle (Joel Wyner) who takes her home for sex. Madeleine (Mary Bradley), a crazed brunette with a knife, interrupts them. Alicia fatally bludgeons Madeline with a statue before she can stab Kyle. Kyle tells Alicia that he'll help her cover up the crime, but she is recognized during the getaway. As the heat is turned up and details start pouring out, Alicia learns that Kyle is a dangerous ex-con wanted for parole violations who set Madeleine up for murder and now has Alicia trapped in a web of deceit from which there seems to be no escape.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: public relations, female executive, murder, crimes, frame up, woman in danger, dishonesty, mysterious character, wrongfully committed, framed for murder, con artists, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, mentor, accidental killing, one night stand, cover up, hustler, job promotion, deadly, body in a trunk, running out of gas, crime
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Random Encounter: Dad Savage (1998), Stalked (1994), Buried Alive II (1997), The Contractor (2013), American Crime (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, godparent, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, stash, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, heist, robbery, money ...
Time: 90s
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Stalked (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clean-cut, handsome looking psychiatric patient Daryl Gleeson finds himself hopelessly falling in love with restaurant owner Brooke Daniels, after having instinctively rescued her little son Mikey from a traffic accident. When she doesn't ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, family relations, crimes, obsession, psychopath, single parent, parents and children, fatal attraction, widow, group therapy, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Buried Alive II (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman inherits a fortune, causing her husband and his lover to plot her demise by poisoning her. The only trouble is it only places her in a deep coma that resembles death. When an accident occurs in the embalmer's office he doesn't ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: couples, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, vengeance, love triangle, infidelity, murder, buried alive, adultery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.8
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The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, family in danger, stalking, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, strong female presence, graphic violence, woman in danger, couples, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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 ⇓
64%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, political unrest, murder, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, society, government, manipulation, corruption, multiple storylines ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Lisbon (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joao sells video tapes in road bars between Portugal and Spain. One day he finds a middle aged woman in the middle of nowhere. Somebody is looking for her and she has to escape to Lisboa. But what is the secret of this woman? Why does she want to go ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: on the road, couples, family problems, opposites attract, mysterious character, crimes, femme fatale, on the run, couple relations, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
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Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, death row, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexy, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, undercover, frame up, life turned upside down, dishonesty, woman in danger, crimes, protagonist as suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone sex, strong sexual content, listener ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Killer Among Us (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, teenage life, murder suspect, death of mother, chores, fatherhood, murder case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 1K
Crawl (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A seedy bar owner hires a mysterious Croatian to commit murder, but a planned double-crossing backfires when a young waitress is taken hostage. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a bloodcurdling climax.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, waitress, confined, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, mysterious character, small town, employer employee relationship, betrayal, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 711
Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, injustice, vigilantism, frame up, storage unit, investigation, death of father, evidence, police detective, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 526
Body Language (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer, defending a Mafia boss, falls for a beautiful woman with a sad story to tell. She says she's being abused by her brutal husband and she needs his help.
Style: sexy, rough, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, couples, power relations, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, mind game, legal, legal action, intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Boy Next Door (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A novelist (Dina Meyer) moves to a little town to write her next novel. She loves to get inspiration and as time goes by she gathers information about her neighbor, a young and wealthy guy whom she observes and picture from her window most of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, novelist, small town, espionage, crimes, frame up, who done it, dishonesty, stalking, police, investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Chechnya, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, mysterious character, gangsters, crimes, mistaken identity, save the lady, woman in danger, heroes, daring rescue, escapades, danger, chases and races
Time: 90s, 21st century, year 1992, 20th century
Place: europe, bulgaria, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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BlackMale (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Plot is actually pretty crafty and full of (surprisingly) unsuspecting twists. The special effects are actually quite realistic which is surprising for such a low budget movie. Bokeeem Woodbine plays his role with a serious emotion that only ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 371
The Pass (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem which has led to his wife leaving him, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, neo noir, suspenseful
Plot: murder, gambling, hitchhiking, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, down on your luck, police corruption, addiction, heroine, desert ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman discovers her new husband wants to keep her all to himself.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, delusion, hidden identity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, couple relations, captivity, possessiveness, husband wife relationship, estate, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 3K
The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir
Plot: murder, who done it, conspiracy, world war two, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, state affairs, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, police detective ...
Place: west berlin west germany
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44%
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Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, pregnancy, gambling, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, partners, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, who done it, murder, law enforcement, gangsters, private detective, investigation, prostitute, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, confined, gangsters, betrayal, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Murder Rap (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a young audio fanatic accidentally records a brutal murder, his pursuit of the killer lures him into a sinister plot of revenge and deceit, Texas style.
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, crimes, love affair, dangerous attraction, hip hop, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, woman in danger, runaway, police, corruption, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: graphic violence, hitman, police corruption, city life, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Requiem for Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller starring Molly Ringwald
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, media satire, fall in love, law enforcement, unsupportive spouse, stalking, media, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
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Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, crimes, youth, dishonesty, mute or deaf, witnessing a crime, industrial espionage, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: sex maniac, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, missing person, crimes, track down, dishonesty, missing child, woman in danger, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%