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The Skulls II (2002)
 4.6
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The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he gets to revealing the truth - the more dangerous life becomes.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: initiation, college, murder, lacrosse, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, leadership, mind game, police corruption, college life, uncover truth, brotherhood, conspiracy, dishonesty, university, secret, morgue, literature, lecture, coroner, heroes, youth, crimes, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, investigation and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Skulls II: The Circle (2002), Bare Witness (2002), Final Move (2006), Executive Power (1997), Angels Don't Sleep Here (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, college life, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, woman in danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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The Circle (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some students at Runcie prep school form an elite club. The group is implicated in a cheating scandal and one of the club members dies mysteriously. Another member decides to try and discover the dangerous truth about Runcie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: high school, murder, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, youth, dedicated educator, crimes, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
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Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: sexy, tense, erotic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, who done it, sexual relations, murder, prostitute, dangerous attraction, investigation, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mystery, who done it, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, torture, campaign, legal investigation, undercover, uncover truth, betrayal, investigation, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Angels Don't Sleep Here (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man is accused of murder and manipulated into a web of deceit as his thought-to-be dead twin brother plots revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, twins, revenge, police corruption, investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, haunted by the past, who done it, homecoming, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime gone awry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, leadership, private detective, life is a bitch, mystery, femme fatale, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 258
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 370
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
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Time: 90s
Place: utah
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 4.4
 406
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, terrorism, crimes, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
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 4.6
 425
The List (2000)
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Country: Canada
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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 ...
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28%
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 207
Watchful Eye (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Malibu detective Shannon (Renee Rea) goes undercover in a group house to discover who murdered one of the women living there. Shannon gets caught up in the sex and parties, not knowing that her every action is being secretly broadcast on satellite ...
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Choke (2001)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
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Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
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Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.8
 426
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Absence of the Good (1999)
Genre: Thriller
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Time: 90s
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Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
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Tough Luck (2003)
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Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending ...
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Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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