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The Skulls II (2002)
 4.6
 3K
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: college, murder, secret, lacrosse, betrayal, initiation, investigation, life is a bitch, police corruption, college life, mind game, leadership, uncover truth, brotherhood, conspiracy, dishonesty, university, morgue, literature, coffin, coroner, lecture, crimes, youth, heroes ...
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, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement and uncover truth mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime 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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: college, murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, college life, crimes, mind game, youth, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 4.9
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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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, murder, uncover truth, investigation, rebellion, mystery, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, college life, idealism, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.0
 534
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: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, torture, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, undercover, state affairs, legal investigation, campaign, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, twins, revenge, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, uncover truth, police corruption, danger, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, crime gone awry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale, intrigue, manipulations, leadership, private detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 223
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, investigation, police detective, murder, uncover truth, mystery, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.2
 705
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, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough law enforcer, mind game, investigation, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, crime, fall in love, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 345
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 73
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, courtroom drama, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 364
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, political conspiracy, frame up, political corruption, danger, protagonist as suspect, crimes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 973
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 ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, deadly, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.9
 179
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 ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 234
Killing Blue (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Police Commissioner Alex Glass has been twisted into a sarcastic cynic by the hard luck story that is his life and by his daily contact with the criminals of Berlin's underground. His new assistant, Shirly Mai, is an attractive and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, rivalry, serial killer, police investigation, drug dealing, redemption, haunted by the past, drug abuse, working undercover, police corruption, chases and races ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, couples, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 413
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 371
The List (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After being arrested for solicitation, a high-class prostitute threatens to make public a list of her best clients and someone resorts to murder to keep the list a secret. Meanwhile, the judge on the case struggles with his dilemma and one cop aims ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, political corruption, prostitute, bait, courtroom, uncover truth, courtroom drama, fighting the system, deadly, crimes, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 17
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.7
 385
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 4.3
 202
Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, military life, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, dishonesty, power relations, life is a bitch, military, femme fatale, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 658
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Absence of the Good (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, deadly, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, family problems, police corruption, murder, golden years, mind game, investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 893
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Lethal Eviction (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A first time landlord purchases a run-down, rent-controlled apartment building in hopes of making a solid investment. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, one by one, the tenants begin to meet strange, untimely gruesome deaths.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, danger, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dual identity, insanity, landlord, twins, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 790
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, political conspiracy, political intrigue, crimes, crime, danger, mystery, political corruption, state affairs, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 20
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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30%