Movies like Shadow Hours

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Shadow Hours (2000)
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Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy stranger, Stuart, enters Michael's life, taking Michael through a tour of the seediest and slimiest parts of L.A. underbelly. Is Stuart leading Michael to hell, or salvation?
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, rough, psychological
Plot: drug dealing, pregnancy, addiction, seduction, illegal drugs, devil, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, redemption, alcohol abuse, nightlife, nightshift, lesbian, female nudity, gambling, stripper, nightclub, murder, strip club, gas station, police detective, drugs, russian roulette ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Shadow Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, life is a bitch, murder, deadly, addiction and drug abuse mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Shadow Hours: Firstborn (1984), Godmoney (1999), Sugar Hill (1993), Bad Day on the Block (1997), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, biting ...
Plot: school, single parent, teenager, little brother, chase, family in danger, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, domestic disturbance, innocence lost, obsession, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 171
Godmoney (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A streetwise young man leaves his sordid past behind, moving from New York to the Los Angeles suburbs to start a simple, honest life. When he meets a small-time drug dealer with insatiable ambition, his past returns to haunt him.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, drug dealing, bus, addiction, teenage life, crimes, urban, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, going straight, starting over, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: brother, drug dealing, gang, crime, gangsters, urban, mafia, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, going straight, rise and fall, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Bad Day on the Block (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heat is at record highs, the air conditioner is broken, the milk has gone bad, the repairman can't find the house... and then there's the neighbor. Lyle Wilder, a celebrated firefighter, whose scorn for the young Braverton family next ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: russian roulette, psychopath, firefighter, femme fatale, losing-it hero, hostage, firemen, crime gone awry, family in crisis, suburbs, hitman, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, murder, dealing with death, college, investigation, crime, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 211
Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prison, armored car, vengeance, hip hop, crime, heist, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, single parent, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, hostages, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 139
Homage (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young caretaker at the estate of a reclusive woman develops a dangerous obsession with her daughter, a sexy television star. Unexpected twists and turns.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, gothic
Plot: obsession, farm, tragic event, fatal attraction, widow, murder, investigation, dangerous attraction, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: aging, actor's life, estate, mentally unstable, siblings relations, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry, family relations, switching roles, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.0
 130
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, drug dealing, crime, cons and scams, farm, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, drug abuse, frame up, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: obsessive quest, redemption, small town, addiction, crimes, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 1K
The Runner (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: gambling, pregnancy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, gangsters, survival, addiction, bookies, casino, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thicker Than Water (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, two rival gang leaders are also trying to be music producers. When DJ's equipment shorts out and Lonzo is cut out of the action by a record producer, the two join forces, which also requires a tentative peace between gangs. With ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, hip hop, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, urban, rise and fall, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new orleans, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Midnight Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex Sheppard, a college student who hosts a late-night talk show on the campus radio station, finds herself in dire straits when she enrolls in the school her recently murdered sister attended in order to track down the killer. Little does Alex ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, erotic
Plot: serial killer, hitman, amateur detective, school, stalking, dangerous attraction, college, sexual relations, voyeurism, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 1K
Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vice squad, female police officer, policewoman, drug dealer, bar, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
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Lockdown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: prison, false accusation, gang, gangsters, crime, vengeance, redemption, murder, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 815
Stag (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when some of the men accidentally killed one of the strippers, ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, stripper, death, crime, friendship, suburbs, wrongfully committed, crimes, deadly, prostitute, witnessing a crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime gone awry, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, false accusation, frame up, heist, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, obsessive quest, missing person, crimes, crime, addiction, mystery, drug abuse, law enforcement, life is a bitch, lesbian, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mentally unstable, mental institution, haunted by the past, mental illness, confined, redemption, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 18
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, morality, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 16
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: aging, investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, adventure, crimes, deadly, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, psychopath, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.7
 1K
On the Doll (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On The Doll is a story of the victims of child abuse, and the pain it visits upon their later lives. With interweaving stories following victims and victimizers, the film depicts the variety of experiences of abuse.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, rape, high school, sexual abuse, victim, sexual relations, crime, addiction, drug abuse, nightlife, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 334
Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, obsession, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 324
Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, addiction, life turned upside down, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, alcohol abuse, confined, life is a bitch, car accident, doctor, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 243
Wild Cactus (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A married couple vacationing in the desert are held hostage by a pair of psychopaths.
Style: serious, rough, erotic, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: hostages, violence spree, desert, sexual abuse, crime, family in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, couples, murderous pair, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 184
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, destiny, down on your luck, deadly, life is a bitch, woman in danger, suicide, unreliable narrator, russian roulette, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: murder, obsession, crime, college, couples, best friends, gays and lesbians, blind ambition, dangerous attraction, addiction, drug abuse, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 690
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, tennis, neo noir, neo-noir, crime, unlikely criminals, mystery, bank, coach, addiction, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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