Movies like True Story

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True Story (2015)
 6.3
 55K
True Story (2015)
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious, suspense, realistic, tense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, crimes, criminal heroes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice, prisoner, murder trial, investigative journalism, writer's life, twists & turns, plot twist, murder mystery, manipulation, assassination, courtroom, courtroom drama, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Most similar movies to True Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and suspense films with plots about dialogue, secrets, corruption, twists & turns, police investigation, murder and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like True Story: The Pledge (2001), Side Effects (2013), Gone Girl (2014), City by the Sea (2002), Shattered (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 50K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 170K
Side Effects (2013)
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: psychological, surprise ending, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, depression, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, secret, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, homicide detective, crimes, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, police detective, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 29K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: cheating wife, kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, danger, nothing to lose, man-woman relation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
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: intense, tense, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, media, fighting the system, dishonesty, price of justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 172K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi river, mississippi, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 30K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, lethal injection, race against time, journalism, death penalty, crime, uncover truth, journal, crimes, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.7
 167K
Primal Fear (1996)
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: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, psychopath, murder, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge (1985)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, mystery, crime, danger, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, beach house, heiress ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, crimes, ex cop, murder investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 81K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, crimes, mind game, partners, law enforcement, fighting crime, deadly, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 47K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, corporate crimes, police investigation, manager, moral dilemma, dishonesty, downfall, corporate world, cover-up, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
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, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, stalking, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, friendship, false accusation, cover up, crime, journalism, journalist, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, interrogation, autopsy, police, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 60K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, violence against women, missing person, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, forensics, profiler, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crime, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, crimes, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, twists & turns, crimes, mafia, deception, disorder, revenge, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 9K
Suspect (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, talky, suspense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, lawyer, dedicated lawyer, political conspiracy, murder mystery, dishonesty, state affairs, mute or deaf ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mind game, hidden identity, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, seduction, secret, undercover, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 19K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, policewoman, drugs/alcohol, who done it, dangerous attraction, crimes, law enforcement, who to trust, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, crimes, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 48K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, crime, couples, couple relations, train ride, sexual tension, marital problem, crimes, dishonesty, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, siberia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 54K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, faked death, frame up, crime, law enforcement, cons and scams, double murder, protagonist as suspect, race against time, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 237K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, tense, mysterious ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 536K
Prisoners (2013)
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: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, missing child, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.8
 319K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, manipulation, businessman, psychology, game, surveillance, scheme, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%