Movies like Shadows in the Storm

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Shadows in the Storm (1988)
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Shadows in the Storm (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A daydreaming businessman named Thelonius Pitt takes a vacation in the Redwood Forests of California. The morning after he arrives, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman named Melanie. She happens to look just like the woman he keeps seeing in his dreams. Thelonius and Melanie meet each other on the shore of a nearby river late at night. Melanie's husband finds them, and attacks Thelonius. Melanie pulls out a pistol and fires 3 shots, knocking her husband's body into the icy river below. The nightmare has begun...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, graphic violence, love, sex scene, adultery, rescue, deception, toys, midlife crisis, rain, con men, sheriff, orgasm, tattoo, blackmail, librarian, caucasian, library, older man younger woman relationship, greed, paranoid, ruse, police station ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Shadows in the Storm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, investigation and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Shadows in the Storm: China Moon (1994), Black Day Blue Night (1995), Love Is a Gun (1994), Physical Evidence (1989), Palmetto (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, crimes, dishonesty, self defense, interrogation, frame up, fall in love, romance, small town, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Day Blue Night (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A wife's husband is cheating on her. She decides to go on a road trip with her husband's other woman. While driving the two women pick up a hitchhiker. The man they pick up may be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. A policeman ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), road trip, adultery, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, police investigation, on the run, law enforcement, rivalry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
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Love Is a Gun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A model causes an obsessed police photographer to lose his girlfriend and become a murder suspect.
Style: neo noir, mind bending, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, investigation, murder, law enforcement, mystery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, couples, strong sexual content, moral dilemma, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, frame up, suspect, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, frame up, scam, crimes, mystery, murder, who done it, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, riddles and clues, one last job, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: diner, murder, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, confined, rivalry, crimes, isolation, graphic violence, mind game, battle of wits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 7K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, privacy invasion, concierge, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir, abusive relationship, wealthy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, interracial relations, premarital sex, betrayal, gang, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, police station, who to trust, self defense ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, false accusation, law enforcement, police detective, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, legal, caucasian ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
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Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, female killer, suspicion, power relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 36K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexy, sexual, neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, betrayal, lust, small town, crimes, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 480
Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: mind bending, tense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, twins, mystery, stalking, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, special agents, obsession, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gay, life is a bitch, wound, debt, fight, friendship, crimes, woman in danger, graphic violence, family relations, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mystery, investigation, hidden identity, disorder, mistaken identity, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, corpse, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, ex cop, amnesia, female protagonist, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Wild Things: Foursome (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murdered hotel millionaire's son finds himself tangled up in a game of seduction and murder after a raunchy night with three beautiful women.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school student, murder, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police investigation, mystery, womanizer, parents and children, sexual relations, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 13K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), police, corruption, investigation, murder, police investigation, romance, crimes, graphic violence, sexual content, seaport ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, southern usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 40K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, tense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, love triangle, mystery, military, kgb, army investigation, crimes, crimes of passion, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 41K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, strong sexual content, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crimes, sexual relations, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 261
The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Bedilia stars in this psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she has a car accident. She becomes an amnesia victim and although, she doesn't know her own identity, is able to ...
Style: twists and turns, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, murder, graphic violence, mystery, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, crimes, doctors and patients, false accusation, who done it, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.5
 15K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, beach house, heiress, surveillance, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 12K
Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, moral dilemma, family in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, violence spree, down on your luck, graphic violence, impersonating a police officer, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), corvette
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 446
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, fall in love, dangerous attraction, power relations, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, sexual relations, couples, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, psychopath, investigation, voyeurism, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, mystery, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: sexy, mind bending, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media, investigation, chase, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, woman in danger, police detective, socialite, romance, bittersweet, fall in love, promotion, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%