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, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, nightlife, nightshift, murder, drug dealing, danger, dishonesty, drug abuse, unsupportive spouse, devil, seduction, neo noir, neo-noir, lesbian, rich, female nudity, gambling, drugs, stripper ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Shadow Hours

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, danger and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Shadow Hours: All Mistakes Buried (2015), Kate's Addiction (1999), Good Chemistry (2008), Homage (1995), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: redemption, addiction, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, small town, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, 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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: obsession, murder, lesbian sex, deadly, danger, best friends, addiction, college, drug abuse, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.0
 134
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, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 178
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gothic
Plot: obsession, investigation, murder, fatal attraction, tragic event, widow, dangerous attraction, betrayal, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, addiction, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, college, couples, deadly, dealing with death, family relations, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 19
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, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 21
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, prison life, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison riot, murder, rivalry, gang, dishonesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, psychopath, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, mystery, danger, love affair, dishonesty, crime, crimes, couples, woman in danger, seduction, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 1K
Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, confined, reunion, heist, family gatherings, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 246
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, haunted by the past, vengeance, criminal heroes, couples, betrayal, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, scapegoat, heist, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 294
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, profanity, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, gangsters, investigation, neo noir, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry, life is a bitch, tough heroes, mafia, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, danger, chases and races, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 268
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, erotic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, couple relations, desert, crime, hostages, rescue, crimes, couples, hostage, sexual abuse, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, bar, vice squad, female police officer, drug dealer, neo noir, policewoman, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, plague, deadly, race against time, crimes, on the run, danger, track down, death in the family, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: hungary, los angeles, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 790
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, criminal heroes, drug dealing, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 874
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, tough heroes, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 4K
Mojave (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, drifter, crimes, mysterious man, deadly, life turned upside down, disorder, stalking, held at gunpoint, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 65K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, dishonesty, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, couples, vengeance, obsession, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, passion, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 106
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, amateur detective, missing person, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 869
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, neo noir, redemption, social decay, emotionless, crimes, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, rescue, drugs/alcohol, crimes, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, danger, profanity, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 4K
Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, 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: drug dealing, gang, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 110
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, mystery, investigation, crimes, erotica, femme fatale, who done it, neo noir, college life, school, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
How It All Went Down (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A struggling filmmaker finds himself involved in a dark world of guns, drugs and prostitution.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, tough heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, femme fatale, drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, filmmaking, strip club, strong female presence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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