Movies like Second Skin

If you like "Second Skin" you are looking for serious, captivating and realistic movies about / with neo noir, haunted by the past, gangsters, femme fatale, fall in love, starting over and couples themes of Thriller genre shot in Canada or South Africa.
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Second Skin (2000)
 5.2
 828
Second Skin (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough guy named Tommy Gunn, with "kaos" tattooed on his neck, a beautiful blond named Crystal Ball who's struck by a car and can't remember her past, a sadistic scalpel-wielding mobster in Cleveland, a balding schmuck gambling in Las Vegas, a reclusive bookstore owner in a small coastal town who discourages customers, and the hit-and-run driver of the SUV that hits Crystal: what connects them? Sam, the bookstore owner, comes to Crystal's aid after the accident; an affair begins. When she's menaced by Tommy, Sam tries buying him off. As Crystal begins to remember her past, the question arises about Sam's: why is he in hiding?
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: neo noir, haunted by the past, gangsters, femme fatale, fall in love, starting over, couples, dangerous attraction, crimes, love and romance, criminal's revenge, criminal, attraction, gangster, lust, romance, chases and races, lovers on the run, neo-noir, blonde, female nudity, sex scene, psychological drama, amnesia, blackmail ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to Second Skin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, couples, femme fatale, female nudity, love and romance and dangerous attraction mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Second Skin: Payback (1995), Gotham (1988), Deepwater (2005), Fatal Instinct (1992), Women of the Night (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 683
Payback (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, neo noir, crimes, couple relations, dishonesty, heist, love triangle, dangerous attraction, prison, adultery, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 810
Gotham (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A New York private eye searches for a socialite who supposedly drowned 10 years before.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, private detective, ghost, manipulations, love and romance, couples, manipulation, afterlife, haunted by the past, obsession, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 2K
Deepwater (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: mystery, haunted by the past, criminal's revenge, disorder, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, investigation, danger, dishonesty, deadly, murder, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 354
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: sexual, erotic, rough, sexy, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, neo noir, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, police detective, dishonesty, power relations, deadly, mystery, crime, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Women of the Night (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three entwined stories of love, lust, danger and revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, erotic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, dangerous attraction, love affair, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, betrayal, destructive relationship, stalking, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 2K
I, Anna (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, fall in love, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder investigation, mental breakdown, homicide detective, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Crimes of Passion (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Arturo Bolaño is a mediocre insurance salesman who loves women, booze and any short cut he can find to Easy Street. He thinks he's found it with the beautiful Rebeca Solis, the wife of the owner of the hotel where he stays on business. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, dangerous attraction, danger, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, couples, deadly, blackmail, erotic thriller, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 437
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: going straight, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, starting over, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, love and romance, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 129
Dream Kiss (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The gorgeous Margot supports her aged father by seducing men on trains, slipping them a Mickey Finn (a beso de sueño) and robbing them. One night her victim is a currency smuggler taking 100 million pesetas out of Spain. He's being watched by ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: seduction, train, jewelry, thief, dishonesty, prostitute, criminal heroes, femme fatale, crime, neo noir, dangerous attraction, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The beautiful Lauren gets married with an older man. She is unexpectedly confronted with her ex, an escaped criminal.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, dishonesty, revenge, crime, crimes, power relations, frame up, jail, vengeance, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 1K
Cut Snake (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young, charismatic, and hardworking, Sparra Farrell seems to be sailing into a happy, respectable life. He has a solid job and an adorable fiancée named Paula, and already owns a modest house in the country outside Melbourne. The only odd thing is ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, crimes, dishonesty, neo noir, ex convict, revenge, police officer, crime, graphic violence, criminal heroes, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulations, power relations, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.8
 209
One in the Gun (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sexy brain teaser of a thriller with nods to classic film noir of the past mixed with a post-modern flair of David Lynch-style surrealism and surprises. When Mickey Lewis, a homeless struggling artist crosses paths with Katrina, the beautiful rich ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, love triangle, couples, power relations, strong sexual content, dishonesty, danger, infidelity, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), lust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 358
Love Walked In (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two romantically involved down-and-out lounge singers get involved in a caper.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, showbiz, neo noir, love triangle, cons and scams, private detective, obsession, down on your luck, love and romance, infidelity, sex scene, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 510
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, manipulations, manipulation, uninvited guest, power relations, danger, friends, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 254
Dream Man (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kris is a homicide cop with psychic abilities. She works to prove that the prime suspect in her latest case (the much younger husband of the millionaire victim) is innocent. But are her visions true, or planned by someone who knows what she can see?
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: a vision, love and romance, supernatural ability, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, murder, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 512
Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, stalking, confined, special agents, betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, journalism, genocide, survival, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dangerous Touch (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An erotic thriller about a promiscuous radio sex therapist who is dragged into blackmail by a young hustler.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: sex therapy, erotic thriller, hustler, danger, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, radio show, voyeurism, love affair, sexual relations, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.5
 1K
Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, betrayal, obsession, crimes, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 381
Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, going straight, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime gone awry, hitman, criminal's revenge, danger, deadly, special agents, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Boy She Met Online (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When teenager Cami Winters falls in love, she falls hard. Her single mother, Tori, has no idea that Cami has fallen in love with a boy named 'Jake' she met on a social networking website. Although Cami believes Jake's a 23 year-old ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, dishonesty, danger, teenage love, crimes, romance, deception, murder, convict, online dating, maniac, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 210
The Fall (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Budapest, two Americans live together. Adam, a former Manhattan prosecutor at work on his first novel, and Lisa, a cool hard-working financier who idolizes her boss (former Communist turned deal maker, Kovacs) as she tires of Adam's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, mysterious character, on the run, strong sexual content, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, dangerous attraction, chases and races, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 458
Blue Seduction (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A middle aged music composer finds himself trapped in the seductive web of a young, sexy vocalist who is looking for her own fifteen seconds of fame...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: musician's life, femme fatale, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, couples, obsession, betrayal, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Oscura Seduccion (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laura is a successful plastic surgeon who feels her life is somewhat empty. She meets a young nurse and falls in love and experiences sexuality to a extent not known to her. However, In this spiral of desire and seduction both play a dangerous game ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, woman in danger, jealousy, sex scene, violence, love, murder, love and romance, danger, toxic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Three for the Devil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, master criminal, haunted by the past, confined, dishonesty, friendship, couples, unlikely partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes, neo noir, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 250
Amnesia (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Keller is a minister who has found himself heavily involved in an illicit affair with his son's teacher. Unable to see an end to his deceptive and sinful path, he concocts a scheme to fake his own death. However, his cunning plan goes awry ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: infidelity, motel, amnesia, dishonesty, unfulfillment, crimes, investigation, crumbling marriage, family problems, love and romance, couple relations, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Burial Society (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares bodies for burial according to ancient ritual) in order to steal ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, biting, suspense ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, survival, cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, down on your luck, bank, secret society, faked death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 419
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, dangerous attraction, infidelity, danger, femme fatale, dishonesty, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.8
 142
Back of Beyond (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: love and romance, crimes, supernatural ability, gang, adventurer, romance, adventure, fall in love, desert, wilderness, vengeance, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gospel of Deceit (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily, a preacher's wife, is as faithful a spouse as they come — until her hubby, Ted, takes in a handsome drifter who's down on his luck. (Red flag!) Emily finds herself drawn to this sexy wanderer, and it doesn't take long for the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, society, clergy, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, televangelist, mysterious man, adultery, stranger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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