Movies like The Underneath

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The Underneath (1995)
 6.1
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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 betrayed with his passion for gambling. Now she's together with Tommy Dundee, a man no one trifles with. He takes care of her in a way Michael never could, but there's a price for his attention and Rachel knows this. And when Michael devises a plan to get Rachel out from under Tommy's control, they become entangled in a web of intrigue, danger and desire from which no one escapes unscathed.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending, sexy, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, armored car, heist, betrayal, crimes, gambling, wedding, investigation, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, human nature, dishonesty, going straight, couple relations, cons and scams, hospital, hitman, robbery, lottery, relationships, obsession, voyeurism, greed, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Underneath

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, neo noir, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, dialogue, greed and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Underneath: House of Games (1987), Blood Simple (1984), Shade (2003), The Killers (1964), Cold in July (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, psychiatrist, crimes, betrayal, card playing, cons and scams, mastermind, psychologist, mind game, dishonesty, love affair, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state
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95%
 7.6
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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
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.3
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Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, ambition, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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 ⇓
85%
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 6.7
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Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, home invasion, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, unlikely partners, death, self defense, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
81%
 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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 ⇓
80%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, murder, vengeance, gambling, interracial relations, room service ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.0
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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: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, small town, unemployment, criminal, crimes, drifter, femme fatale, crime gone awry, gas station, mistaken identity, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: neo noir, sexy, serious, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, murder of husband, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, fatal attraction, crimes of passion, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.9
 28K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, manipulation, crimes, couples, intrigue, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), swindle, graphic violence, sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 3K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, couples, crime gone awry, murder, betrayal, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, cons and scams, love and romance, bank robbery, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Kill Me Again (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, faked death, psychopath, femme fatale, crimes, chase, sexual content, graphic violence, disorder, couples, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
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Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: neo noir, cynical, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, murder, infidelity, couples, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crimes, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, obsession, police detective, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, austria, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, betrayal, revenge, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, family relations, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, dishonesty, investigation, crimes, couples, family relations, parents and children, college, dealing with death, student, death of girlfriend ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime gone awry, couples, missing person, frame up, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 4K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, new york, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 10K
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, neo noir, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, robbery, murder ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 2K
Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, legal investigation, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.7
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Payback (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, prison, love triangle, heist, dangerous attraction, ex convict, adultery, armed robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 52K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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 ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: small town, desert, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, money, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, bookies, disorder, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 10K
Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, dangerous attraction, poison, fatal attraction, manipulation, secret identity, obsession, crimes, woman in danger, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
 6.2
 13K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%