Movies like A Thief of Time

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A Thief of Time (2004)
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A Thief of Time (2004)
Original name: A Thief Of Time
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, riddles and clues, police investigation, police detective, crimes, mystery, danger, society, culture clash, protagonist as suspect, deadly, missing person, murder, partners, crime, track down, law enforcement, partners against crime, car, archaeology, conspiracy theory, helicopter, rebirth, car chase, frog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new mexico

Most similar movies to A Thief of Time

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation and crime mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Thief of Time: Skinwalkers (2002), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), The Dark Wind (1991), Fissure (2008), Mystery Woman (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 918
Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, mind bending
Plot: murder, police investigation, supernatural ability, americana, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rivalry, murder, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.5
 546
The Dark Wind (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: desert, murder, drug smuggling, native american reservation, native american, police corruption, racism, society, dishonesty, special agents, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 97
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 597
Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, betrayal, murder, danger, deadly, dishonesty, store, sabotage, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Carnal Innocence (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A famous violinist Caroline Waverly returns to her home town. A killer is on the streets, and Caroline may be a target for murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, womanizer, deadly, crimes, dead woman, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, murder, female protagonist, kiss, bully, towel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Murder is something to sing about when Mystery Woman Samantha Kinsey-an expert in pulp fiction, and increasingly proficient when it comes to real-life crime-untangles a record-breaking murder. Mystery Woman bookshop owner, Samantha Kinsey, has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, mind bending
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, amateur detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, dishonesty, who done it, deadly, music band, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, murder, crimes, danger, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, stalking, deadly, woman in danger, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, missing person, sex maniac, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, infidelity, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: She's an avid mystery lover and bookseller, for whom crime has been comfortably confined to the pages of her favorite novels-until a real-life murder turns a weekend of fun and games into a chilling whodunit...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, writer's life, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues, frame up, murder, false accusation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, partners, crimes, private detective, murder, deadly, decapitated body, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 489
At Risk (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "At Risk" introduces Win Garano (Sunjata), the rising star of the Massachusetts State Police, when D.A. Monique "Money" Lamont (MacDowell) sends him to Tennessee to investigate a cold case that took place more than 20 years ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: partners, partners against crime, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, election campaign, uncover truth, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, legal, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Bullet Vanishes (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: One rainy night in an arms factory near Shanghai, a young female worker accused of stealing a box of bullets from the ruthless Boss Ding (Liu Kai Chi) is violently killed in a game of Russian roulette. Half a month later, a series of inexplicable ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, stylized, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, murder, danger, law enforcement, crimes, partners, conspiracy, riddles and clues ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, danger, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, private detective, society, partners, crimes, kidnapping, religions or cults, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, terrorism, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 530
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, writer's life, police investigation, deadly, hollywood, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, disorder, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, woman in danger, police detective, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger, mystery, who done it, suspicion, police investigation, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, amateur detective, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, crimes, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A librarian with a sharp mind for murder, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery haunting her ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, uncover truth, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, small town, murder investigation, strong female presence, deadly, librarian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 887
Plain Truth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: amish, mystery, courtroom drama, murder, pregnancy, police investigation, crimes, police detective, forbidden love, legal, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, danger, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, friendship, law enforcement, police, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Man in the Brown Suit (1989)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Agatha Christie. An American woman getting involved in a diamond theft in South Africa. Nor Poirot nor Marple.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: murder, stash, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, cruise, criminal heroes, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa, egypt, london, england, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Murder of Quality (1991)
Genre: Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley ...
Style: rough, clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: boarding school, murder, crime, mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, police investigation, riddles and clues, boarding school life, crimes, police detective, school ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Rogue's Gallery (1968)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A private eye gets in trouble when he tries to help a woman in distress.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, intrigue, deadly, mystery, heroes, murder, missing person, murder disguised as suicide, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (2007)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: DNA evidence and camera footage places a corrupt CEO as the prime suspect in the murder of a company whistle-blower, but Jane Doe believes the real killer may be a twin sibling.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, twins, siblings relations, deadly, amateur detective, investigation, murder, who done it, boss and employee, power relations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Murder Without Conviction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the investigation of the murder mystery surrounding ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: murder, twins, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, police investigation, society, family relations, injustice, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, year 1960
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%