Movies like Side Effects

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Side Effects (2013)
 7.1
 164K
Side Effects
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: clever, tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, serious, intense, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, drug abuse, depression, addiction, conspiracy, obsession, paranoia, revenge, mental illness, hospital, investigation, manipulation, betrayal, dangerous attraction, prison, guilt, drugs/alcohol, twists & turns, violence, psychology, psychiatry, doctors, plot twist, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Prisoners
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
153 min.
 8.1
Se7en
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Side Effects

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, suspense and tense films with plots about twists & turns, corruption, storytelling, greed, dialogue, mentor and plot twist mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Side Effects: True Story (2015), Contagion (2011), Sleuth (2007), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Michael Clayton (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.3
 47K
True Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, journalism, murder, death, uncover truth, twists & turns, mystery, corruption, investigation, police investigation, plot twist, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, serial killer, rape, crime, hacking, sexual abuse, corruption, journalism, murder, vengeance, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
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System:   85%
    User:   83%
 
 6.6
 196K
Contagion
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 106 min.
Story: As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: virus, death, chaos and mayhem, epidemic, vaccine, humanity, fate of humanity, paranoia, quarantine, scientist, doctors, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, asia, minnesota, california, hong kong ...
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System:   78%
    User:   82%
 
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 6.5
 28K
Sleuth
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, suspense, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, one on one, game playing, fear, manipulation, rivalry, brutality, greed, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   77%
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, stylized, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, new york ...
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System:   73%
    User:   72%
 
 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lawyer, corruption, murder, guilt, storytelling, business, surveillance, dedicated lawyer, mental illness, lawsuit, greed, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin
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System:   72%
    User:   80%
 
 7.7
 155K
Primal Fear
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: crime, murder, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, mental illness, court, courtroom, psychiatrist, manipulation, insanity, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   60%
 
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, plot twist, investigation, justice, guilt, drugs/alcohol, twists & turns, prostitution, death, secrets, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   69%
 
 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone
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: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, private detective, conspiracy, crime, murder, mystery, police, violence, corruption, morality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 7.2
 162K
Fracture
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   56%
 
Extreme Measures
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, murder, conspiracy, death, homeless, doctors, uncover truth, secrets, doctors and patients, chase, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   60%
 
 7.2
 36K
Narc
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, murder, investigation, undercover cop, police, brutality, violence, chase, drug addiction, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   70%
 
Movie in collections
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 7K
Shattered
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, amnesia, investigation, betrayal, chase, murder, memory loss, memory, twists & turns, hospital, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   70%
 
 6.6
 57K
Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   51%
 
Nothing But the Truth
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, corruption, cia, courtroom drama, storytelling, journalist, murder, political, secrets, political conspiracy, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
 6.3
 34K
High Crimes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, murder, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, justice, military, fighting the system, courtroom, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
 5.9
 70K
88 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, torture, fbi, death, manipulation, police investigation, psychiatrist, investigation, lawyer, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
Movie in collections
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, crime, brutality, revenge, maze, vigilante, torture, vengeance, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
 7.2
 75K
Arlington Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: paranoia, terrorism, obsession, murder, conspiracy, chase, corruption, investigation, death, violence, uncover truth, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, west virginia, washington d.c., kansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 7.6
 303K
Inside Man
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: clever, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, bank robbery, police, corruption, police investigation, hostage, investigation, manipulation, conspiracy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
 6.5
 68K
Awake
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, uncover truth, hospital, twists & turns, murder, doctor patient relationship, doctors and patients, secrets, helplessness, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
 6.3
 7K
Black Widow
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: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
Movie in collections
 6.5
 28K
Unknown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, mystery, survival, betrayal, undercover cop, neo noir, ransom, plot twist, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 7.1
 123K
State of Play
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, politics, corruption, assassination, assassin, conspiracy, political corruption, chase, newspaper, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, chess, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, betrayal, resort, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
 6.2
 7K
Blink
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, crime, investigation, police, mind game, mystery, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
The Lincoln Lawyer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, betrayal, investigation, plot twist, morality, hotshot lawyer, hip hop, jury, judge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   51%
 

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Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political corruption, violence, vengeance, corruption, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, conspiracy theory, single father, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
The Bone Collector
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, police investigation, murder, mentor, psychopath, chase, revenge, torture, reluctant partners, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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