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Random Encounter (1998)
 4.8
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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: female executive, public relations, crimes, crime, frame up, murder, dishonesty, deadly, woman in danger, 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, body in a trunk, running out of gas
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, crime, danger and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Random Encounter: Dad Savage (1998), Stalked (1994), Incognito (1997), Buried Alive II (1997), The Contractor (2013). 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, heist, godparent, stash ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 5.2
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Stalked (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
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, danger, single parent, parents and children, psychopath, deadly, psychotic, group therapy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.6
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Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, love and romance, betrayal, deadly, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, love triangle, murder, dishonesty, crime, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, family in danger, psychopath, danger, crimes, stalking, deadly, dishonesty, crime, chases and races, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
66%
What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: politics, political corruption, dishonesty, society, state affairs, crimes, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
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60%
 6.7
 431
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: on the road, femme fatale, chases and races, crimes, opposites attract, mysterious character, on the run, deadly, family problems, couples, woman in danger, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, spain, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 279
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, chases and races, confined, law enforcement, on the run, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, phone sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, teenage life, dishonesty, murder suspect, death of mother, crime, teenager, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
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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: rough, disturbing, sexual, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, manipulations, deadly, dedicated lawyer, couples, power relations, manipulation, woman in danger, fall in love, dangerous attraction, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joely Richardson plays a con artist who changes identities faster than most women change hair color. Going on the lam with her daughter (Hayden Panettiere), she scams her way into a prosperous marriage and, when that union sours, pulls off a murder ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, serious
Plot: murder, single parent, mother daughter relationship, cons and scams, hidden identity, on the run, parents and children, family relations, crimes, femme fatale, dishonesty, free spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, espionage, crimes, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, deadly, novelist, stalking, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, waitress, crimes, confined, woman in danger, violence spree, mysterious character, deadly, small town, employer employee relationship, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, vigilantism, frame up, injustice, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Her Perfect Spouse (2004)
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, deadly, delusion, hidden identity, captivity, couple relations, mentally unstable, dishonesty, possessiveness, husband wife relationship, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mysterious character, on the run, danger, mistaken identity, save the lady, crimes, heroes, woman in danger, daring rescue, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, year 1992, 20th century, 1990s
Place: europe, bulgaria, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 349
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, cons and scams, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, disorder, blackmail, doctor, lesbian, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 321
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: suspenseful, neo noir, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gambling, hitchhiking, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, police corruption, addiction, down on your luck, highway ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 2K
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, mystery, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, world war two, conspiracy, police detective ...
Place: west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, confined, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, betrayal, danger, gangsters, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, deadly, crimes, private detective, who done it, murder, law enforcement, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 33
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: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, erotic, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, righting the wronged, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, danger, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, missing person, sex maniac, missing child, track down, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, amateur detective, reluctant partners, blind ambition, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 2K
Children... (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, partners, amateur detective, deadly, murder, small town, misfit partners, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Requiem for Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller starring Molly Ringwald
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, deadly, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, media, psychopath, radio show, who done it, fall in love, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 276
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, child in peril, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%