Movies like Side Effects

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Side Effects (2013)
 7.1
 163K
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, serious and interesting films with plots about plot twist, investigation, twists & turns, secrets, mentor, storytelling and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Side Effects: Stay (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), Fracture (2007), True Story (2015), Primal Fear (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.9
 68K
Stay
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mystery, suicide, guilt, obsession, surrealism, storytelling, death, memory, student, life & death, dreams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.3
 145K
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, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   61%
 
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 7.2
 161K
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: clever, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, crime, lawyer, cheating, obsession, guilt, courtroom, court, investigation, manipulation, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
 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, captivating, twists and turns, serious ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   51%
 
 7.7
 152K
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:   57%
    User:   46%
 
 7.7
 223K
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:   57%
    User:   57%
 
 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, kansas, st. louis missouri, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
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 6.2
 72K
Taking Lives
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, investigation, mystery, murder, fbi, surveillance, kidnapping, revenge, twists & turns, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1983, 2000s
Place: canada, usa, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 8.1
 441K
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, crime, police investigation, brutality, revenge, maze, vigilante, torture, vengeance, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
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:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 6.3
 14K
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, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, surveillance, blindness, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
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:   43%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 301K
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:   50%
    User:   46%
 
Don't Say a Word
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychiatrist, murder, surveillance, police investigation, chase, revenge, betrayal, torture, manipulation, heist, island ...
Time: contemporary, year 1991, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
 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, twists and turns, serious, 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:   48%
    User:   47%
 
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, murder, political, secrets, political conspiracy, plot twist, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 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:   48%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
 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:   47%
    User:   43%
 
 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:   47%
    User:   49%
 
 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:   46%
    User:   42%
 
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, bleak ...
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:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 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, murder, police investigation, police, investigation, femme fatale, oldies, paranoia, strong sexual content, murder mystery, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
Movie in collections
 7.3
 133K
Mr. Brooks
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, imaginary friend, investigation, addiction, divorce, violence, strong sexual content, split personality, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 8.1
 710K
Gone Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: tense, psychological, surprise ending, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, missing wife, mystery, investigation, disappearance, manipulation, obsession, police investigation, psychology, moral ambiguity, infidelity, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
 6.5
 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:   44%
    User:   51%
 
A Perfect Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, crime, betrayal, artist, greed, revenge, adultery, chase, investigation, marriage, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   43%
 

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Still of the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, psychiatrist, obsession, investigation, infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, psychiatry, stylish, protagonist as suspect, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
 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
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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