Movies like Tainted Blood

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Tainted Blood (1993)
 5.9
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Tainted Blood (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Raquel Welch is an author researching a new book, when she comes across the story of a surprising double murder-suicide. A smart, young, athletic high school student adopted by his parents at a young age had killed his well-respected family, then committed suicide. Welch goes on a hunt to discover that the boy's biological mother had been a patient in a mental institution and that the boy is part of a fraternal twin set. His sister had also been adopted, and Welch, fearful of a murderous genetic trait, takes it upon herself to find the sister. Meanwhile, two good friends and neighbors, Wagner and Green, exhibit the type of behavior that leads to believe that one of them is the missing sister. Welch tracks them down and it's only a matter of time to discover which one has the deadly trait.
Plot: investigation, suicide, orphan, child abuse, adoption, female protagonist, insanity, murder of family, arson, fraternal twins

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, danger and police mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Tainted Blood: Kahaani 2 (2016), Jigsaw (1968), A Dark Place (2018), The Girl on the Train (2016), Shutter Island (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kahaani 2 (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Vidya Sinha (Vidya Balan) has only one obsession in life. She wants to see her teenage daughter Mini, who is paralysed waist-downwards, walk again. But, is this scenario as obvious as it seems? Or is Vidya an impersonator of Durga Rani Singh from ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, mother, child abuse, wheelchair, attempted murder, wanted, child abduction, hitman, murder, female protagonist, car accident ...
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95%
 6.0
 146
Jigsaw (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After inadvertently ingesting some sugar laced with LSD, a man wakes up with amnesia and in the middle of a murder plot.
Plot: amnesia, investigation, lsd, murder, death, government, blackmail, apartment
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59%
 6.2
 4K
A Dark Place (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.
Style: thought provoking, bleak
Plot: investigation, autism, dead child, missing child, amateur detective, drowning, garbage truck, crossbow, child molester, injustice, parent child relationship, secrets ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, depression, psychiatry, mental illness, psychiatrist, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 1.2M
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: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 1K
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.8
 260
After Midnight (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister Constance, a TV newscaster, goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she quickly realizes that everyone is a suspect and that other dancers are being targeted. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, serial killer, stripper, amateur detective, working undercover, uncover truth, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, loss of sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 221
Blade (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: father daughter relationship, police, uncle niece relationship, middle aged man, murder of daughter, son, liberal, police officer, slasher killer, violence, murder, congressman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.6
 136K
Lost Highway (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: insanity, jealousy, hallucination, mystery, graphic violence, murder, transformation, prison, character change, dual identity, sexuality, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.9
 94
Red Wind (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psychotherapist who specializes in treating people in abusive relationships inadvertently causes a patient to kill her abusive husband.
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending
Plot: psychotherapist, murder, husband wife relationship, abusive relationship, private detective, doctor patient relationship, misunderstanding, psychopath, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, man pretending to be a woman ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 234K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, stranded, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, mystery, split personality, motel, psychiatrist, characters killed one by one, investigation, psycho terror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 10K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, psychopath, uncover truth, infidelity, alcohol abuse, dangerous attraction, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 2K
Solstorm (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, receives a call from her former sister-in-law, Sanna Strandgård, telling that her brother and preacher Viktor was murdered, stabbed and with ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, murder investigation, life is a bitch, investigation, danger, legal investigation, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, religions or cults, false arrest, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, murder, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 201K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, female psychopath, adoption, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, murderer, killer child, family problems, manipulation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 306
Bodily Harm (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homicide cop Rita Cates takes a murder case where the victim is a Las Vegas stripper. The investigation immediately takes a perverse turn when she discovers the prime suspect: a psychotic ex-cop with whom she once had a torrid affair. That initial ...
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 5.7
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Sioux City (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Sparkling Cyanide (1983)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One year ago on November 2, seven people sat down to dinner at the Luxembourg. One of them, Rosemary Barton, never got up. She was thought to have committed suicide due to post-flu depression.
Plot: cyanide, poison, whodunit, cabaret singer, attempted murder, aunt niece relationship, investigation, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, anonymous letter
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 13K
In Darkness (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A blind musician hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs from hers that sends her down a dark path into London's gritty criminal underworld.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: blindness, police, criminal underworld, murder, musician, childhood trauma, revenge, secret identity, murder investigation, abduction, blind woman, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, bosnia, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Woman in White (1997)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based upon Wilkie Collins Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, mysterious character, uncover truth, social differences, couple relations, society, manipulations, love and romance, ghost, supernatural, mystery, obsession ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
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36%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: erotic, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbianism, murder, serial killer, voyeurism, investigation, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 2K
Nemesis Game (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mind game, murder, uncover truth, investigation, danger, riddles and clues, obsession, dangerous attraction, college, serial killer, woman in danger, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.8
 2K
Snapdragon (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, seduction, murder, serial killer, killed during sex, police, investigation, danger, law enforcement, who done it, doctors and patients, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 388
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, psychopath, hospital, crimes, stabbed to death, murder investigation, morgue, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 62K
Fractured (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: insanity, hospital, gas station, doctor, desperation, rescue, disappearance, tragedy, loss of control, riding accident, loss of family, delusion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Personal Shopper (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.
Style: psychological, psychotronic, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dead brother, ghost, spirit, medium, female protagonist, supernatural power, haunted house, supernatural, spiritualism, old house, haunted, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: paris france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 197K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, scary ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, a vision, parallel world, riddles and clues, insanity, nightmare, suicide, uncover truth, paranoia, s&m, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
McBride: Dogged (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The annual LA Kennel Club Dog Show gets treated to an unexpected surprise when a backstage murder incriminates the winning canines' handler.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, mystery, dedicated lawyer, partners, murder investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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32%