Movies like Water's Edge

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Water's Edge (2003)
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Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, uncover truth, small town, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, political corruption, dishonesty, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor, woman with a gun, woman seduces a man, crimes, couples, writer's life, city life, small town life, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, depression, gunfight, adultery, secretary, auction ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Water's Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, uncover truth and life is a bitch mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Water's Edge: The Falls (2003), Purgatory Flats (2003), Bound by Lies (2005), Tucked Away (2007), Quicksand (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, couples, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, crimes, protagonist as suspect, drug dealing, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 568
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, murder, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.4
 239
Quicksand (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is running for political office. General Stewart is murdered and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: army investigation, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, military life, dishonesty, femme fatale, life is a bitch, state affairs, military, politics ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lured Innocence (2000)
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, extramarital affair, obsession, investigation, family problems, who done it, couple relations, couples, journalism, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 445
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, redemption, idealism, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 850
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, journalism, murder, police detective, uncover truth, investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, frame up, legal, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 498
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, dangerous attraction, false accusation, friendship, uncover truth, on the run, estrangement, frame up, prison, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 305
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: adopted daughter, adoption, kidnapping, suspicion, investigation, uncover truth, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, neo noir
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: revenge, murder, psychopath, femme fatale, serial killer, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, infidelity, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 3K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, love triangle, missing person, investigation, obsession, police investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, teenage life, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, empire, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 747
Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, betrayal, crimes, infidelity, love, stalking, couples, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.0
 325
Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, female killer, suspicion, power relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 725
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, manipulation, hitman, hidden identity, femme fatale, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, couples, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 1K
06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, lifetime, death, rivalry, true crime, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 3K
Box 507 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Modesto (Antonio Resines), an honest and responsible professional, is a manager of a small bank branch in Costa del Sol. His daughter died in a forest fire which he had thought to be accidental. One day he wakes up in his bank, after being locked ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, fire, murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, cons and scams, haunted by the past, bank, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 454
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, ghost, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.5
 454
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, lifetime, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Trois 2: Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: erotic, tense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, murder, nightclub, manipulation, love affair, who done it, dangerous attraction, crimes, femme fatale, mysterious character, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, murder, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, espionage, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, prison, murder, conspiracy, legal, investigation, police detective, rivalry, police investigation, false accusation, courtroom, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, gender, murder investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, investigation, mystery, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Desolation Sound (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Noir thriller from Vancouver plays out a destructive friendship between a depressed housewife and her childhood friend to an ugly conclusion.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, haunted by the past, police detective, family problems, couples, love and romance, crimes, crumbling marriage, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 12
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, injustice, writer's life, betrayal, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, writers, theft, hostage, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%