Movies like The 4th Man

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The 4th Man
Original name: De vierde man
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An alcoholic writer begins having visions apparently warning him of impending danger. After he delivers a lecture, he begins an affair with a woman from the audience. The visions intensify, however, and begin to threaten his relationship with the woman, since it may be her the visions are warning against.
Style: dark humor, surreal, atmospheric, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, femme fatale, mentally unstable, manipulations, mind game, mystery, obsession, dangerous attraction, spider, nightmare, sexual relations, haunted by the past, danger, murder, who done it, crimes, catholicism, alcohol, deadly, couples, gays and lesbians, writer's life, alcohol abuse, small town life, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
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Blue Velvet
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 7.8
The Butcher
Drama, Thriller
France, Italy
93 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and sexual films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, couples and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The 4th Man: Whispers in the Dark (1992), Woman of Desire (1994), Basic Instinct 2 (2006), The Mystery of Rampo (1994), Mercy (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Whispers in the Dark
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, mystery, mentally unstable, investigation, crime, mind game, obsession, doctors and patients, erotic thriller, psychiatrist, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   85%
 
Woman of Desire
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, island, dedicated lawyer, mystery, femme fatale, resort, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, yacht, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
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System:   84%
    User:   79%
 
Basic Instinct 2
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Style: erotic, sexual, twists and turns, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex, murder, obsession, femme fatale, male nudity, strong sexual content, crime, verbal byplay, psychology, psychiatrist, mind game, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, san francisco, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   82%
 
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The Mystery of Rampo
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: mystery, femme fatale, writer's life, investigation, journalism, manipulations, mind game, murder, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   87%
 
 5.4
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Mercy
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: serious, rough, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, gory, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, investigation, voyeurism, mind game, mystery, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
 4.1
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Dead Sexy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, crime, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
Unfaithful Wife: Shameful Torture
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Erotic drama set in an underground Tokyo club called The Bedroom, where the female clientele are drugged into a trance-like state and are subjected to different styles of bizarre, fetishistic sex by the male clientele.
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, manipulations, obsession, murder, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, sexual relations, addiction, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: holland, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   65%
 
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 5.6
 2K
Siesta
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, sexual, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: mystery, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, airport, manipulations, stalking, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, murder, sexual relations, haunted by the past, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
In the Cold of the Night
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, femme fatale, mysterious character, betrayal, stalking, dangerous attraction, nightmare, dream, photographer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
 4.3
 365
Extramarital
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, journalism, mystery, manipulations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, murder, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
No Strings Attached
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A renowned journalist becomes a suspect in a series of murders after he becomes intimately involved with a mysterious woman. In an attempt to clear his name, he tries to find a connection between his lover and the increasing number of dead bodies.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, mysterious character, journalism, mystery, manipulations, obsession, dangerous attraction, seduction, journalist, sexual fantasy, doctors and patients, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   57%
 
 4.6
 4K
The In Crowd
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, murder, femme fatale, college, mind game, camp, innocence lost, pornography, splatter, dangerous attraction, lame, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, murder, architect, adultery, marriage, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   67%
 
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Matador
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: sexual, erotic, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rape, police investigation, sexuality, death, male nudity, sex, guilt, violence, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
Traces of Red
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, mystery, reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, murder, sexual relations, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, erotic, sexy, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, police, investigation, femme fatale, oldies, paranoia, strong sexual content, murder mystery, love ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   65%
 
Someone Is Bleeding
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a beach in Nice, Fran├žois meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells Fran├žois that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: neo noir, addiction, murder, resort, crime, crimes, deadly, femme fatale, mentally unstable, mystery, life is a bitch, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   50%
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Poison Ivy: The New Seduction
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, manipulation, family, vengeance, murder, revenge, femme fatale, nudity (topless - notable), sex, pornography, obsession, sexuality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 5.3
 141
Heart of Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, manipulations, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, mysterious character, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
 6.9
 151K
Basic Instinct
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: erotic, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, sexual relations, sex addict, murder, female serial killer, dying during sex, police investigation, dangerous attraction, sexual obsession, sex, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   48%
 
 3.8
 1K
Snapdragon
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, danger, doctors and patients, crime, who done it, psychologist, mystery, crimes, deadly, seduction, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 7.8
 156K
Blue Velvet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, art house, dark, post modern ...
Plot: mystery, postmodernism, small town, investigation, amateur detective, surrealism, sexuality, eccentricity, neo noir, innocence lost, voyeurism, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
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The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, protagonist as suspect, crime, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
 5.8
 12K
Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, mystery, gangsters, femme fatale, infidelity, twists & turns, murder mystery, psychiatry ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
Pretty When You Cry
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: crime, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, legal investigation, mystery, manipulations, mind game, murder, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
Love Thy Neighbor
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, suburbs, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, mind game, obsession, family in danger, murder, voyeurism, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
 6.1
 584
Fever
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, mysterious character, urban, crime, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, mind game, mystery, murder, addiction, mental illness, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   42%
 

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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, femme fatale, small town, crime, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, infidelity, courtroom drama, voyeurism, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
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Obsessed
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, prison, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, manipulations, doctor, dangerous attraction, love affair, courtroom drama, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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