Movies like A Vow to Kill

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A Vow to Kill (1995)
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A Vow to Kill (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Tense drama tells the story of Rachel Waring the daughter of a rich man named Frank Waring. Rachel dates and gets married to a magazine photographer named Eric. She finds out on her honeymoon that all is not as it seems as Eric has other plans for her and plots to kill her. He plans to get ransom money from her father as a couple of private agents hired by Frank Waring work to track down the where abouts of Rachel and Eric.
Plot: island, kidnapping, lie, private detective, ransom, photograph, bound and gagged, tied to a bed

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Most similar movies to A Vow to Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and psychological films with plots about kidnapping, murder, photograph, crimes, flashback, husband wife relationship and violence mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Vow to Kill: The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979), Incident at Deception Ridge (1994), Lace II (1985), P.J. (1968), Charades (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst by members of a radical guerrilla organisation, as seen by the FBI agent in charge of her case.
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, fbi agent, heiress, ransom, terrorist group, partisan
Time: 70s
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Incident at Deception Ridge (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a double-crossing husband runs off with his wife's ransom money, her kidnappers come after him and the missing money. He leads them on a treacherous journey through the wilderness.
Plot: kidnapping, bus, blindness, asthma, blindfold, bound and gagged
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72%
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Lace II (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: While in the first part, Lili searched for her mother, she now questions her mom on the identity of her father.
Plot: ransom, identity, father, astronaut, jungle, rebel, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, seduction, train conductor
Place: thailand, asia
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67%
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P.J. (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Reluctant New York City private eye P.J. Detweiler is hired as a bodyguard to protect Maureen Preble, the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison. In truth, Orbison plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile, ...
Plot: private detective, murder, conspiracy, bodyguard, violence, mistress
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Charades (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Barry is a down-and-out-guy who takes a job at the shipping department of Technoworks, a high-tech Yuppie company. He gets invited to the house of his boss Quinn, for a weekend afternoon barbecue with some of his boss's friends. The party gets ...
Plot: racial slur, sergeant, female nudity, flashback, violence, yuppie, weekend, sex scene, woman on top, neighbor, murder, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Striking Resemblance (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this soft-core, erotic mystery, an incredibly handsome photographer and his beautiful supermodel are on the roof of the photographer's building having sex, where an intruder murders them. The police assign Detective, Jessica Brody, to the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), twins, infidelity, police officer, dead woman, exhibitionism, erotica, voyeurism, sensuality, voyeur, murder of a nude woman, mysterious death ...
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Mr. Holmes (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 50-year old case. Holmes' memory isn't what it used to be, ...
Style: clever, tense, enigmatic, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, memory loss, aging, elderly, mystery, uncover truth, one last case, who done it, haunted by the past, crimes, memory ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s, 1910s
Place: england, japan, europe, london, asia ...
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54%
Complete Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tom’s birthday dinner party is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Alice, an old flame who changed her identity and vanished without a trace 15 years prior.
Style: ambiguous ending, mysterious, suspense, psychological, psychotronic ...
Plot: eternal youth, new identity, psychosis, addiction, love, supernatural ability, romance, lie, new life, hidden identity, doctor, stage magician ...
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The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, negotiation, marital problem, marriage, psychopath, fbi, family life, haunted by the past, infidelity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Little Girl... Big Tease (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A 16 year-old society girl is kidnapped and exploited by a group of people including one of her high school teachers. One by one Virginia seduces her captors and is able to gain the upper hand.
Plot: foot fetish, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, seduction, lesbianism, rape, kidnapping, lesbian sex, lesbian, sex, erotica, exploitation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, family life, missing person, parents and children, life is a bitch, single parent, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 128K
Doubt (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, suspense, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, clergy, guilt, pedophilia, nun, school, teacher, life is a bitch, priest, suspicion, african american, gossip ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 292
64: Part 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 1989 is the 64 Shouwa year in the Japanese calendar, thus the unsolved girl kidnapping-murder case is called "64(rokuyon)" that got up in this year in Criminal Investigation Department in the Prefectural Police Department. And 14 years ...
Plot: japanese girl, public relations, kidnapping, murder, pig, japanese police, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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Travis McGee (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Travis McGee is a world-weary private eye trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.
Plot: private detective, boat, reputation, corpse, private investigator, investigator, faked death, mysterious death
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 10K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 397
Cafe Society (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, jazz, prostitute, cons and scams, social relations, mate swapping, couples, low lives, political corruption, rich and poor, social differences, celebrity culture ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: childhood, mysterious stranger, friendship, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood memory, psychic power, coming of age, parents and children, selflessness, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 142K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, harsh, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, realism, social relations, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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A Trick of the Mind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: A woman puts her own life on the line by helping a private investigator gather evidence against her potentially dangerous husband.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: private detective, uncover truth, mind game, woman in danger, mystery, stalking, couple relations, couples, spouse in danger, unsupportive spouse, crimes, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Caribbean Mystery (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an ...
Style: talky, mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, tense
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: missing daughter, female protagonist, single mother, mother daughter relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, serial killer, police investigation, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, love ...
Time: contemporary, year 2012
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lies and Deception (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six years after her husband's suicide, Jean Bruckner is dumbfounded by the news that he has recently been murdered! With the help of a private investigator, she heads to Chicago to uncover the truth behind her spouse's charade. The deeper ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: suspense, psychological, thought provoking, non-linear, twists and turns
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Return of Charlie Chan (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie Chan comes out of retirement to investigate a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.
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36%
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Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
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36%
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Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, investigation, uncover truth, intrigue, confined, rivalry, doctors and patients, abduction, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
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Booker (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, stylized, witty ...
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33%
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
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