Movies like The Secretary

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The Secretary (1995)
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The Secretary (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Her boss made ​​a big mistake by not promoting it. Now is the perfect secretary in the service of revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: odd couple, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, workplace intrigue, strong female presence, workplace, dishonesty, boss and employee, power relations, business, revenge, secretary, humiliation, stock broker, deadly, disgruntled, manipulations
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Secretary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Secretary: The Accidental Witness (2006), Supercapitalist (2012), Benefit of the Doubt (1993), The Devil's Dominoes (2008), Distant Cousins (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Accidental Witness (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Victor Sandeman is a senior partner with Brunel Global Securities. He is experiencing major financial problems, ones that can be solved if the planned $100 million merger of the company takes place. However, the company's owner, Raymond Brunel, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: murder, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, cop witness relations, workplace, empire, manipulation, wrong place wrong time, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Supercapitalist (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A maverick New York hedge fund trader with uncanny analytic abilities moves to Hong Kong and orchestrates a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fish out of water, ambition, dishonesty, workplace situations, society, workplace intrigue, misfit, stock broker, culture clash, workplace, boss and employee, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, chase, stripper, incest, desert, father daughter incest, repressed memory, female nudity, waitress, revenge, psychopath, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, mafia, devil, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Distant Cousins (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kate's husband Richard hasn't seen his cousin Harry for 20 years. So when he comes to stay with his fiancee Connie they are welcomed. But Kate senses her family is at risk when they start behaving suspiciously.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, stalking, hidden identity, crimes, couples, psychopath, missing person, murder, mental institution, family life, kidnapping, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, undercover agent, split personality, revenge, vengeance, death in the family, couple relations, working undercover, murder, partners against crime, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, prison, love triangle, heist, dangerous attraction, ex convict, armed robbery, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, neo noir
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: realistic, tense, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, betrayal, dangerous attraction, female nudity, breast suckling, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 269
Temptation (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After five years in prison for insurance fraud the sailor Lanarsky is released. Together with his buddy Bone he gets a job as seamen on board the yacht owned by the wife of his insurance fraud-partner Michael Reddick. Lanarsky has a question to his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, betrayal, woman in danger, caucasian, african american, sex scene, fire, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 384
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, cons and scams, blackmail, home invasion, voyeurism, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: psycho, lifetime, nanny, murder, infidelity, family problems, psychopath, couples, family relations, babies and infants, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, split personality, haunted by the past, vengeance, chase, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, supernatural, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.1
 551
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, manipulation, obsession, couple relations, crimes, couples, friends, power relations, uninvited guest, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 260
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dark humor, rivalry, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, clergy, hotel, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, best friends, murder, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, ambition, obsession, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, serial killer, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 3K
The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, murder, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, blackmail, vengeance, snow, tattoo, death of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, femme fatale, jail, crimes, power relations, frame up, vengeance, cheating wife, boyfriend, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, kidnapping, cons and scams, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 446
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: neo noir, erotic, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, serial killer, graphic violence, fall in love, dangerous attraction, power relations, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, betrayal, workplace, dishonesty, family relations, vengeance, family business, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 1K
Games (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers (James Caan, Katharine Ross) and helps one trick the other.
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, game, cons and scams, infidelity, murder, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, rivalry, couples, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, college life, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, woman in danger, college, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 2K
The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, sibling rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, violence, mafia, graphic violence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Interlocked: Thrilled to Death (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man's life gets wrecked by a woman with whom he had a casual "affair" over the Internet.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: erotica, woman seduces a man, eroticism, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, mentally unstable, couples, psychopath, obsession, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 235
Out of Control (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman decides to steal her mobster boyfriend's car and a whole lot of his money, then tries to hide out in a small town. With a cop and a hit man on her tail, she makes friendly with a reformed criminal who will do whatever it takes to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: erotica, diner, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, woman in danger, small town, small town life, on the lam, theft, mob boss ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 309
Captured (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A car thief breaks into a man's house who is on a low because his career is being taken away. The man locks up the thief in the car, and tortures him.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, clever, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car thief, torture, home invasion, hostage, disorder, vengeance, rivalry, confined, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 940
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, dishonesty, life turned upside down, woman in danger, crimes, protagonist as suspect, voyeurism, strong sexual content, deaf, phone sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%