Movies like The Spanish Prisoner

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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
 7.2
 25K
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, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspense, witty ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, invention, investigation, crimes, intrigue, stranger, workplace intrigue, theft, workplace, mastermind, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, cons and scams, cheating, tourist, secretary, agent, secrets, sister, business, police investigation, manipulation, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, new york, boston, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Spanish Prisoner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out twists and turns, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, dialogue, greed, police investigation, betrayal and secrets mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Spanish Prisoner: Jagged Edge (1985), The Game (1997), Sleuth (1972), Slow Burn (2005), China Moon (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, beach house, heiress, surveillance, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 388K
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, uncover truth, manipulation, life turned upside down, psychology, game, disorder, scheme, life philosophy, existentialism, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 48K
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: mystery, extramarital affair, robbery, riddles and clues, mind game, insurance, rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, vengeance, game, adultery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, interracial relations, premarital sex, betrayal, gang, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, police station, who to trust, self defense ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 7K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, crimes, dishonesty, self defense, interrogation, frame up, fall in love, romance, small town, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 19K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, intern, murder, hitman, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crimes, heist, interrogation, manipulation, mysterious character, dishonesty, criminal, theft, mystery, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1981, 80s
Place: turkey, new york, hungary, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 17K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, college life, false accusation, teenage life, rumor, manipulation, secrets ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, police investigation, investigation, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 15K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, espionage, femme fatale, mystery, crimes, family problems, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 37K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, group of criminals, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 93K
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 ⇓
40%
 8.1
 964K
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, teens
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, murder mystery, investigation, missing wife, femme fatale, manipulation, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.0
 40K
Deception (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, deception, lawyer, frame up, hotel, crimes, life turned upside down, intrigue, cons and scams, sex, heist, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, europe, spain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 24K
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 ⇓
40%
 7.2
 293K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, twist ending, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, snow, murderer, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 9K
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: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, cons and scams, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, ambition, aspiring writer, deathtrap, secrets, creative block ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, frame up, scam, crimes, mystery, murder, who done it, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 114K
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: surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, memory loss, dishonesty, art thief, mind control, crimes, heist, disorder, amnesia, manipulation, art theft, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: twist ending, talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder, lawyer, mind game, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, gas station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, lawyer, police investigation, murder, perfect crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 10K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, small town, couples, heist, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 7K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, clever, bleak ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, conspiracy, police officer, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crimes, society, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crimes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 67K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, memory loss, nervous breakdown, investigation, crimes, family relations, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 271K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, tense, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, missing child, disappearance, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, police investigation, death, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%