Movies like U Turn

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U Turn (1997)
 6.8
 46K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.
Style: disturbing, sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, dark humor, dark, sexy, bloody ...
Plot: small town, mechanic, betrayal, murder, desert, neo noir, drifter, money, robbery, police officer, car breakdown, neo-noir, couple relations, love triangle, crime, on the run, bookies, couples, dishonesty, deadly, assassination, spouse in danger, kiss, wilderness, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas

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Most similar movies to U Turn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and interesting films with plots about crime, storytelling, crimes, dialogue, corruption, murder and violence mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like U Turn: A Simple Plan (1998), Red Rock West (1993), Phoenix (1998), Mulholland Falls (1996), Best Laid Plans (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 58K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, paranoia, suspicion, accountant, secret, betrayal, crime, family relations, nothing goes right, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 18K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, atmospheric, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, neo-noir, small town, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, neo noir, unemployment, bar, criminal, vietnam veteran, gas station ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.4
 3K
Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, cop as target, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: suspense, clever, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, small town, disorder, couples, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, manipulations, cons and scams, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 9K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: sexy, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drifter, femme fatale, accountant, neo noir, infidelity, arson, murder, neo-noir, bank, prostitute, mind game, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, couples, neo noir, crime, small town, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, money, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, iraq, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 23K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, sexy, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, train ride, crime, neo-noir, rivalry, bookies, couples, dishonesty, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.9
 184K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tragic hero, disco, organized crime, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, starting over, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal heroes, family relations, rivalry, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, crime, extramarital affair, perfect crime, murder, crimes, plan gone awry, love affair, artist, jealousy, jealous spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 6K
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: stylized, clever, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, neo noir, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 79K
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: suspenseful, tense, cynical, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, private detective, extramarital affair, crime, wife husband relationship, deadly, dishonesty, hitman, adultery, infidelity, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 555K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, greed, snow, ransom, psychopath, crime gone awry, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, murderous pair, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, crimes, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 5K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, crime boss, police brutality, investigation, crime, fighting the system, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, dedicated lawyer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, neo noir, left to die, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, betrayal, kidnapping, love triangle, presumed dead, bribery, drug dealing, robbery, mexican standoff, modern western, texas ranger, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, crime gone awry, sex, adultery, crimes of passion, femme fatale, infidelity, neo noir, confession, conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 13K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, grudge, rivalry, neo noir, youth, juvenile delinquency, crime, urban ghetto, street kid, society, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 4K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crime, vengeance, crime gone awry, neo-noir, good versus evil, missing person, rivalry, law enforcement, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: armored car, murder, neo noir, heist, betrayal, crime, noir, femme fatale, love and romance, going straight, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, small town, mafia, prohibition, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, gang war, whiskey, gang, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 152K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, rape, rapist, revenge, prison, serial killer, crime, criminal's revenge, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, neo noir, psychopath, drug dealing, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, police investigation, investigation, urban ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, desert, heist, chase, mafia, bank robbery, small town, on the run, one last job, suicide, sheriff, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspenseful, stylized, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, cia, blackmail, judge, cons and scams, betrayal, espionage, crime, gambling, protagonist as suspect, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 11K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitution, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sex, sexuality, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, manipulations, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, one last job, gang, father son relationship, money, bar fight, mob boss, corrupt cop, brooklyn new york city, sheriff, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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