Movies like Shadow Hours

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

Most similar movies to Shadow Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, murder, crime, drug abuse, deadly and addiction mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Shadow Hours: Firstborn (1984), Impulse (1990), Godmoney (1999), Homage (1995), On the Doll (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.2
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Firstborn
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, juvenile delinquency, single parent, urban ghetto, domestic disturbance, innocence lost, obsession, couple relations, teenager, little brother, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.7
 1K
Impulse
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: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, bar, witnessing a crime, vice squad, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, female police officer, drug dealer, policewoman ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   68%
 
 5.1
 171
Godmoney
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, serious, 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: california, los angeles, new york, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   77%
 
 6.1
 139
Homage
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, gothic
Plot: obsession, farm, dangerous attraction, murder, crime, crimes, tragic event, widow, fatal attraction, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   53%
 
 5.7
 1K
On the Doll
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: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, high school, sexual relations, crime, addiction, drug abuse, nightlife, rape, crimes, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, gang, urban, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, rise and fall, brother, siblings relations, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
Thicker Than Water
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, rise and fall, urban, drug abuse, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new orleans, usa, los angeles, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   63%
 
Brown's Requiem
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: neo noir, crime, partners against crime, private detective, police station, police corruption, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
 5.3
 211
Forfeit
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, hip hop, crime, heist, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, prison, couples, single parent, betrayal, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
 6.0
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Light It Up
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, hostages, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, urban, crimes, gangsters, mentor, destiny, society, teacher ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   48%
 
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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: actor's life, estate, mentally unstable, aging, siblings relations, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry, family relations, switching roles, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
 4.6
 348
Sunset Heat
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, motorcycle, bar, beach, witnessing a crime, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 11K
Fresh
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: crime, chess, coming of age, revenge, childhood, death, drugs, drug addiction, violence, father son relationship, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Bad Day on the Block
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, losing-it hero, crime gone awry, suburbs, family in crisis, hitman, crimes, russian roulette, danger, deadly, psychopath, firefighter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Bringing Out the Dead
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, hospital, drug addiction, violence, drugs, drug abuse, goth, dealing with death, death, coma, drugs/alcohol, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, guilt, dysfunctional family, obsession, teenager, redemption, juvenile delinquency, drinking, violence, adolescence, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   41%
 
 5.4
 786
Caught Up
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, nightclub, crime gone awry, going straight, urban ghetto, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
Menace II Society
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
The Prophet's Game
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, crime, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, mind game, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
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The Blackout
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: serious, psychological, sexual, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: social misfits, going straight, nightclub, couple relations, hollywood, addiction, alcohol abuse, actor, sex, drug abuse, haunted by the past, memory loss ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
 5.6
 815
Stag
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, serious, rough, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, crime, friendship, suburbs, murder, suicide, brutality, violence, wrongfully committed, dialogue, splatter, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 5.6
 7K
Playing God
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 4.9
 583
Frisk
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A first person narrative of a gay serial killer explores violence, sexuality, and imagination.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, transsexual, obsession, crime, sexual abuse, sexual relations, voyeurism, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, deadly, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   43%
 
 7.0
 13K
Affliction
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, parents and children, father son relationship, character study, drinking, redemption, storytelling, violent, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
One Eight Seven
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, violence, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, school, gangs, bullying, brutality, teachers and students, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
Let the Devil Wear Black
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, psychological, suspense
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, dealing with death, college, investigation, crime, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
The Midnight Hour
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: amateur detective, serial killer, school, stalking, dangerous attraction, college, sexual relations, voyeurism, hitman, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
 2K
Lockdown
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, rough, realistic, bleak, disturbing
Plot: prison, gang, gangsters, crime, vengeance, false accusation, redemption, murder, prison life, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   38%
 
Helter Skelter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: serious, rough, talky, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crime, hollywood, legal investigation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, psychopath, religions or cults, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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