Movies like The Two Faces of January

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The Two Faces of January (2014)
 6.2
 29K
The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, romantic, intense, talky, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, on the run, tour guide, private detective, crimes, crime, cons and scams, couples, fugitives, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, foot chase, hotel, tourist, greek, love triangle, american abroad, american, greed, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: greece, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, athens greece, crete

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Most similar movies to The Two Faces of January

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, couples, betrayal and obsession mostly in Thriller, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like The Two Faces of January: Purgatory Flats (2003), The Wrong Man (1993), Deadly Circuit (1983), All Good Things (2010), Masquerade (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, couples, uncover truth, cons and scams, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 687
The Wrong Man (1993)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - ageing but likeable shit Phillip Mills (John Lithgow) and young sexy, frustated wife Missy ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: chase, love triangle, on the road, on the run, police, murder, false accusation, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, love and romance, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Deadly Circuit (1983)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never approaches her directly, he follows her and increasingly feels to be ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, murder, investigation, private detective, femme fatale, on the run, serial killer, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, obsessive quest, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, brussels, miami, las vegas, belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, mystery, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, paris france, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 3K
Masquerade (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently orphaned millionairess, Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father. Olivia finds love with a young yacht racing captain, Tim, who isn't completely truthful with her. When the two run into a problem the local cop, who happens to be ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, woman in danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couples, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, murder, husband wife relationship, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, private detective, infidelity, power relations, couples, betrayal, investigation, manipulations, obsession, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 24K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, secret agents, double agent, couple relations, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen denmark, norway ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shadow of Fear (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, uncover truth, private detective, intrigue, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 885
Method (2004)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The line between fantasy and reality blurs when an actress begins behaving like the 19th-century murderer she is playing.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, filmmaking, couples, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: indiana, romania, europe, usa, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, psychiatrist, couple relations, hospital, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, family problems, crumbling marriage, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 60s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 377
Lusty Lovers (1971)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things start happening. The brakes of the car fail, and Ruth ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, mystery, betrayal, couples, couple relations, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, murder, search, stabbing, crime, crimes, drug dealing, neighbor, police, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 285
Lonely Hearts (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, forgery, manipulation, couples, police detective, police investigation, femme fatale, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 244
Exposure (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A photographer's life becomes dangerous when one of his models is murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, murder, model, photographer, crimes, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, murder investigation, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, debt, investigation, money, crimes, crime, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, loan, actress, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Cat's Meow (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Style: stylized, cynical, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, infidelity, crimes of passion, gossip, mistress, party, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 688
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman's lifelong pursuit of lost family diamonds is interrupted by the appearance of two escaped convicts.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, search, criminal heroes, adventurer, treasure hunt, rivalry, frame up, track down, heist, escapades, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, clever, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, infidelity, perfect crime, love affair, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, cheating on husband, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 675
Cold Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers becoming attracted to the wrong man can have deadly consequences in this tense erotic thriller. Linda (Nastassia Kinski) is a woman whose life would seem ideal on the surface: she runs a thriving business and is happily married to ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, love triangle, psychopath, infidelity, adultery, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, sexual relations, crimes, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 30K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, neo noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, neo noir, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, bitch, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, dallas texas, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 67K
Charade (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, murder, cia, funeral, search, romance, chase, mystery, divorce, crimes, fall in love, perfect crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1944, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, alps, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 630
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, danger, fall in love, embezzlement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 908
Tempo (2003)
Genre: Romance, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. However, he has a lot to hide and Jenny quickly gets entangled his dangerous lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jewelry store, femme fatale, crime gone awry, love triangle, mistaken identity, fall in love, couples, betrayal, love and romance, chase, crimes, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Good German (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, war criminal, black market, investigation, post war, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, military, love affair, love of one's life, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Desert Saints (2002)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kiefer Sutherland is a hard-edged hit man. Known as the world's best professional killer, Sutherland is living a life of detached solitude when he is given an assignment that pairs him up with a sultry hitchhiker (Melora Walters). Before long, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, investigation, undercover, betrayal, murder, fbi, kidnapping, crimes, deadly, track down, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Absence of Malice (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the story and attempts to find the real truth, Gallagher's life begins to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, talky, clever ...
Plot: journalism, murder, newspaper reporter, investigation, crimes, politics, rivalry, legal, dishonesty, manipulation, media, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Assassination Tango (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, tango, love and romance, couples, intrigue, rivalry, couple relations, deadly, dishonesty, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, new york, latin america, usa, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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