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: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: pregnancy, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, addiction, nightlife, redemption, unsupportive spouse, nightshift, seduction, illegal drugs, devil, neo-noir, lesbian, female nudity, gambling, stripper, russian roulette, nightclub, murder, strip club, gas station, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Shadow Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, crime, murder, addiction, deadly and drug abuse mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Shadow Hours: Firstborn (1984), Godmoney (1999), Homage (1995), Light It Up (1999), All Mistakes Buried (2015). 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: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: single parent, family in danger, school, chase, teenager, little brother, siblings relations, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 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: gloomy, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: bus, wizards and magicians, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, redemption, hitman, addiction, urban, starting over, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, los angeles, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 143
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, gothic
Plot: obsession, murder, investigation, farm, widow, tragic event, fatal attraction, alcohol abuse, addiction, betrayal, sexual abuse, homecoming ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, attic, coming of age, kids in trouble, crimes, city life, hostages, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pregnancy, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: redemption, addiction, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, danger, obsessive quest, small town, drugs
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: psychological, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, bar, vice squad, female police officer, drug dealer, policewoman, deadly, dishonesty, computers and web, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: betrayal, murder, neo noir, couples, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, family relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: pregnancy, gambling, dishonesty, bookies, gangsters, love and romance, crime, crimes, addiction, survival, lust, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: drug dealing, brother, city life, siblings relations, working undercover, crimes, crime, friends, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 826
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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, stripper, crime, death, friends, crimes, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, prostitute, friendship, wrongfully committed, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: russian roulette, firefighter, psychopath, losing-it hero, suburban life, suburbs, deadly, crimes, family in crisis, crime gone awry, infidelity, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 212
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: armored car, prison, destructive relationship, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, thirtysomething life, crime, manipulations, heist, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, crimes, rise and fall, society, urban, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, crime, life is a bitch, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, california, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
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: serious, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: false accusation, prison, heist, redemption, life is a bitch, crimes, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, family life, gangsters, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, tense, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: hitman, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, gambling, murder, crime, neo-noir, gang, addiction, crimes, bookies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.1
 132
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: tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, forced into action, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, on the run, cons and scams, confined, drug abuse, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, drug abuse, obsessive quest, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, missing person, addiction, law enforcement, flashback, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: psychological, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, psychopath, crimes, confined, redemption, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, crimes of passion, crime and punishment, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 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: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: life is a bitch, rivalry, alcohol abuse, human nature, moral dilemma, intrigue, dishonesty, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, alcoholic, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, tennis, neo noir, neo-noir, addiction, mystery, urban, fall in love, deadly, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 17
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, murder, aging, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
 59K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, casino, race against time, dishonesty, moral dilemma, human nature, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, psychological, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, obsession, gays and lesbians, psychopath, dishonesty, couples, deadly, danger, drug abuse, dangerous attraction, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 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: disturbing, rough, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, rape, sexual abuse, lifestyle, drug abuse, youth, addiction, deadly, couples, nightlife, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: erotic, realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexual
Plot: hitman, serial killer, amateur detective, college life, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes, sexual relations, school, college, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 2K
The Blackout (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.
Style: sexual, gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sex, actor, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, social misfits, crimes, couple relations, riddles and clues, filmmaking, drug abuse, love and romance, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 38K
13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: mansion, gambling, greed, murder, revenge, drug overdose, revolver, police detective, russian roulette, train, suicidal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, pennsylvania, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: frame up, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, crimes, cons and scams, psychopath, false accusation, betrayal, murder, danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 188
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: suicide, unreliable narrator, russian roulette, destiny, deadly, mind game, down on your luck, life is a bitch, woman in danger, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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