Movies like Sleuth

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Sleuth (2007)
 6.5
 30K
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: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty, suspense, serious, twists and turns, clever, enigmatic ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, outsmarting, one on one, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity, fear, game playing, age difference, divorce, cat and mouse, fainting, gun, murder, breaking and entering, extramarital affair, brutality, greed, mistress ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Sleuth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue, secrets and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Sleuth: Side Effects (2013), The Best Offer (2013), Under Suspicion (2000), Gone Girl (2014), Perfect Stranger (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 178K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mental illness, manipulation, mental institution, psychiatrist, patient, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 106K
The Best Offer (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally ...
Style: twist ending, captivating, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: loneliness, forgery, art theft, collector, obsession, mysterious character, painting, art collector, age difference, solitude, plot twist, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, prague czech republic, vienna, prague
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder mystery, murder, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 841K
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, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: missouri, usa, new york, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, mystery, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, manipulations, uncover truth, seduction, secret, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 8.0
 44K
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 ...
Plot: riddles and clues, extramarital affair, infidelity, robbery, insurance, search, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, one on one, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 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, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rejection, jealousy, yacht, friendship, manipulation, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 12K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, playwright, mystery, crimes, perfect crime, husband wife relationship, ambition, rivalry, deathtrap, aspiring writer, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mind game, whodunit, game, yacht, vengeance, disorder, deadly, danger, cruise, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern france, south of france, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 17K
Ripley's Game (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, human nature, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, mind game, intrigue, danger, greed, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, berlin germany, france, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 104K
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, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 109K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, dishonesty, neo noir, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, sexy, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, panties pulled down, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, violence, psychiatrist, manipulation, guilt, psychopath, woman in danger, transsexual, cross dressing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 21K
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: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 97
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 8K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crimes, crime, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: psychological, serious, talky, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, murder, investigation, mind game, interrogation, murder mystery, purgatory, afterlife, existentialism, police station ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, intrigue, crimes, theft, mastermind, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: mind game, murder, police investigation, female detective, perfect crime, strong female lead, psychopath, fbi, haunted by the past, high school, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 26K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, mysterious character, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 40s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 85K
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: thought provoking, psychological, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, writers, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 386
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, power relations, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 30K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cheating wife, kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, danger, nothing to lose, man-woman relation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 42K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, murder mystery, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, doctor patient relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 185K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, murder mystery, manipulation, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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