Movies like The Usual Suspects

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The Usual Suspects (1995)
 8.6
 894K
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Genre: Crime, 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 explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.
Style: clever, suspenseful, talky, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending, cynical, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, crimes, manipulations, neo noir, criminal, crime, theft, hungarian, sibling, mystery, dishonesty, interrogation, mysterious character, relatives, cult, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, plot twist, disorder, organized crime, law enforcement, police investigation, manipulation, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1981
Place: seaport, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Usual Suspects

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, interesting and intense films with plots about crimes, murder, twists & turns, corruption, dialogue, crime and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Usual Suspects: Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Inside Man (2006), Heat (1995), Confidence (2003), Reservoir Dogs (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, mystery, organized crime, deception, missing person, hitman, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 311K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, thief, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 518K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, robbery, heist, group of criminals, thief, tough law enforcer, one last job, chase, police detective, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 32K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: clever, stylized, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crime, heroin, mexican standoff, faked death, stripper, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 810K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gang, heist gone wrong, undercover cop, thief, perfect crime, cult, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, clever, talky, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, district attorney, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, manipulations, fighting the system, corruption, domestic violence, gang ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, police investigation, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, cover-up, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 104K
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, serious, surreal, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, amnesia, memory loss, art thief, gang, partners in crime, mind control, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, serious, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, conspiracy, assassin, police corruption, criminal, crime, master criminal, police detective, law enforcement, criminal heroes, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: clever, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, betrayal, neo noir, murder, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 78K
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: stylized, psychological, clever, tense, serious ...
Plot: robbery, thief, stranger, neo noir, burglar, neo-noir, mystery, voyeurism, theft, obsession, gangsters, prosecution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 59K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, crime, bag of money, dirty cop, law enforcement, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, violence, betrayal, corruption, neo noir, organized crime, mafia, love triangle, loyalty, presumed dead, mayor ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 71K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, neo noir, boxer, casino, crime, boxing, investigation, political activism, boxing match, mission of murder, police officer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, robbery, crime gone awry, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, murder mystery, police investigation, mystery, train, loss of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 12K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, murder, police investigation, crime, neo noir, crimes, rivalry, mystery, police detective, small town, police corruption, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, chess, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 231K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, conspiracy, crimes, peril, missing child, uncover truth, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, crime, mystery, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, murder mystery, investigation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 11K
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, crimes, dishonesty, crime, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, cons and scams, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 31K
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: clever, talky, suspenseful, witty, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, neo noir, jewelry, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, gang, one last job, master criminal, verbal byplay, bank robber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: clever, atmospheric, talky, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, neo noir, invention, mystery, secretary, intrigue, investigation, confidence, manipulations, mind game, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: caribbean, venezuela, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 165K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, political corruption, extortion, crime, blackmail, murder, mafia, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, bahamas, europe, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, perfect crime, courtroom drama, legal investigation, manipulation, lawyer, attempted murder, adultery, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 28K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: bleak, tense, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, violence, neo noir, corrupt cop, death of wife, methamphetamine, dual identity, drug deal, crime, neo-noir, vengeance, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, gunslinger, surrogate mother, sperm bank, hotel, criminal, mexican standoff, drifter, money, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 19K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, private detective, obsession, mystery, murder, investigation, stalking, crime, psychopath, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%