Movies like Sleuth

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Sleuth (1972)
 8.0
 47K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense, enigmatic, atmospheric, talky ...
Plot: mystery, extramarital affair, robbery, riddles and clues, mind game, rivalry, insurance, infidelity, vengeance, dishonesty, game, adultery, romantic rivalry, love triangle, humiliation, cat and mouse, frame up, evidence, crimes, high society, murder mystery, social climbing, manipulation, redemption, maze ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to Sleuth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, serious and suspense films with plots about mystery, murder, crimes, investigation, storytelling, police investigation and manipulation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Sleuth: Clue (1985), Fermat's Room (2007), Deathtrap (1982), The Prestige (2006), The Spanish Prisoner (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 94K
Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, parody, surprise ending, witty ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, mansion, butler, murder, dark and stormy night, board game, mind game, maid, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, contemporary, 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 21K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, mathematics, isolation, rivalry, mysterious character, mind game, genius, science, hospital, murder mystery, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 13K
Deathtrap (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: murder, mystery, perfect crime, playwright, crimes, husband wife relationship, rivalry, deathtrap, ambition, aspiring writer, secrets, creative block ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, deception, magic trick, illusion, teleportation, secrets, magic, secret, magical, illusionist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, invention, investigation, stranger, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, theft, mastermind, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, boston, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 1.2M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, confusing ...
Plot: mystery, memory loss, amnesia, revenge, paranoia, haunted by the past, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, vengeance, life is a bitch, schizophrenic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, yacht, mind game, game, murder, manipulation, puzzle, disorder, vengeance, cruise, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south of france, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 113K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, psychology, confinement indoors, ambition, psychologist, rivalry, surveillance, intrigue, pandemic, human nature, manipulation ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, amateur detective, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, legal, law enforcement, parents and children, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 950K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, age difference, verbal byplay, riddles and clues, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fear, game playing, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.5
 92K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: neo noir, psychological, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, gangsters, theft, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 382K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, manipulation, uncover truth, psychology, life turned upside down, game, disorder, existentialism, scheme, life philosophy, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, seduction, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, obsessive love, uncover truth, fatal attraction, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, mistress, murder, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 6K
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 ⇓
29%
 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, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, mysterious character, fall in love, amateur detective, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, mind game, train, female protagonist, romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 56K
The Loft (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: For five men, the opportunity to share a penthouse in the city -- in which to carry on extramarital affairs -- is a dream come true, until the dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, adultery, murder mystery, sex scene, uncover truth, adulterous husband, infidelity, betrayal, crimes, sexual relations, cheating wife, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 14K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, murder, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), police officer killed, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, who done it, police corruption, frame up, dishonesty, uncover truth, false accusation, law enforcement, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 23K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, brutality, life philosophy, murder, psychic power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.4
 25K
Malice (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, couple relations, dishonesty, married couple, infidelity, insurance fraud, serial killer, femme fatale, double life, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, victorian era
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 38K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, obsessive quest, rivalry, vacation, serial killer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 431
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, power relations, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, love affair, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 202
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: neo noir, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, stalking, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, lifestyle, uninhibited rivalry, obsession, geisha, murder, writers, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%