Movies like Separate Lives

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Separate Lives (1995)
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Separate Lives (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her childhood she is suffering from schizophrenia, and it looks like her other ego has just killed somebody. So Tom Beckwith tries to help her by observing her, combining his professional abilities as an ex-cop and his recently gained knowledge of psychology.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: split personality, obsession, repression, mental illness, murder, psychology, police, schizophrenia, professor, ex-cop, crimes, teachers and students, crime, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mentally unstable, manipulation, haunted by the past, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, doctors and patients, deadly ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Separate Lives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, investigation and manipulation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Separate Lives: Silent Fall (1994), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Rear Window (1998), Fourth Story (1991), Traces of Red (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
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100%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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55%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: voyeur, murder, investigation, who done it, uncover truth, psychopath, mind game, crimes, obsession, manipulation, amateur detective, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 457
Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, police detective, manipulation, femme fatale, manipulations, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, cynical, mind bending ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, murder, prostitute, crime, danger, manipulations, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, disappearance, widow, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crime, law enforcement, college ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, uncover truth, memory loss, who done it, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 1K
Snapdragon (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, seduction, murder, serial killer, police, who done it, investigation, danger, law enforcement, doctors and patients, obsession, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.2
 107
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, performer's life, who done it, college life, school, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mental illness, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, danger, crimes, deadly, obsession, uncover truth, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 23K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mental illness, murder, femme fatale, mystery, mysterious character, group therapy, investigation, secret identity, uncover truth, danger, disguise, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 630
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mysterious character, mentally unstable, dishonesty, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, addiction, voyeurism, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 1K
Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, who done it, danger, police investigation, obsession, love affair, law enforcement, rise to the top, manipulations, mystery, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 561
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, police detective, couples, crimes, danger, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beyond Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An insurance salesman's humdrum existence takes a turn when a stranger, ex-con Auggie Rose, unexpectedly dies in his arms. Assuming the identity of the dead man, the salesman embarks on a double life, keeping it secret from his live-in ...
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, obsession, couples, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigation, secret, murder, betrayal, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, false accusation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, manipulation, murder, who done it, memory loss, psychopath, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, police, professor, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, pill ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.2
 392
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, forgery, dishonesty, police investigation, femme fatale, deadly, private detective, investigation, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, dishonesty, journalism, crimes, manipulations, love and romance, conspiracy, farm, couples, photojournalist, breeding, mind game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
No Strings Attached (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A renowned journalist becomes a suspect in a series of murders after he becomes intimately involved with a mysterious woman. In an attempt to clear his name, he tries to find a connection between his lover and the increasing number of dead bodies.
Style: sexual, sexy, mind bending, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: femme fatale, journalist, seduction, sexual fantasy, danger, frame up, media, dishonesty, voyeurism, couples, obsession, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: college, murder, urban legend, pregnancy, party, suicide, psychopath, deadly, youth, urban, college life, legends and myths ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 537
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, dangerous attraction, infidelity, frame up, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 11K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 418
Victim of Love (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It's a romantic triangle with a lot of heat when a psychologist (JoBeth Williams) falls in love with a widowed professor (Pierce Brosnan) who's having an affair with one of her patients (Virginia Madsen). Williams turns a dangerous page ...
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: woman in danger, fall in love, murder, investigation, psychopath, psychiatrist, paranoia, couple relations, power relations, couples, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, photographer, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%