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Deadly Illusion (1987)
 4.7
 370
Deadly Illusion (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A private eye hired to kill a man's wife warns her instead and then finds both are impostors.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, private detective, crimes, hitman, couple relations, drug dealing, crime, graphic violence, infidelity, on the run, frame up, danger, amateur detective, couples, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, cons and scams, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), wife, vampire, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Deadly Illusion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Deadly Illusion: Living to Die (1990), Dirty Little Trick (2011), The Witness Files (1999), Never Forget (2008), The Naked Face (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Living to Die (1990)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A burned-out private detective in Las Vegas gets involved in blackmail and murder.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, murder, gambling, blackmail, femme fatale, life is a bitch, crimes, army investigation, mystery, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dirty Little Trick (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up a beautiful young hitch-hiker, Michael Anderson finds himself living in his worst possible nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: on the run, femme fatale, frame up, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect, crimes, gangsters, danger, dishonesty, heroes, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, mystery, danger, crime, deadly, on the run, police detective, cons and scams, woman in danger, murder, couple relations, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.3
 334
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, forest, rock, memory loss, puzzle, protagonist as suspect, on the run, mystery, law enforcement, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, amateur detective, on the run, protagonist as suspect, frame up, crime, crimes, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, surrealism, bar fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: neo noir, erotic, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, manipulations, power relations, phone sex, disorder, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 752
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, sexy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 198
Triplecross (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: T.C. Cooper is sprung from prison by Oscar Pierce, an F.B.I. agent, and given a task: take down master thief Jimmy Ray Danker. He accepts, but neither man expected the plan's single complication: Julia Summers, Jimmy Ray's lover.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: love triangle, heist, ex convict, false accusation, obsession, frame up, cons and scams, prison, special agents, crime gone awry, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.0
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, manipulations, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Physical Evidence (1989)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, false accusation, crimes, police, who done it, frame up, crime, dishonesty, deadly, legal investigation, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Black Day Blue Night (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A wife's husband is cheating on her. She decides to go on a road trip with her husband's other woman. While driving the two women pick up a hitchhiker. The man they pick up may be a robber and murderer on the run from the cops. A policeman ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery, road trip, graphic violence, friendship, violence spree, heist, love affair, on the road, profanity, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 212
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, couples, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 833
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.6
 2K
Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, who done it, uncover truth, danger, police investigation, love affair, obsession, law enforcement, rise to the top, manipulations, mystery, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, false accusation, woman in danger, amateur detective, partners, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.0
 173
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, danger, law enforcement, intrigue, special agents, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 2K
I, the Jury (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, private detective, investigation, femme fatale, serial killer, murder, vengeance, dangerous attraction, who done it, voyeurism, couples, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 451
Past Tense (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: hospital, murder, police investigation, danger, twins, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, amateur detective, couples, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.0
 235
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 259
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, dark humor, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, frame up, death row, false accusation, mystery, law enforcement, legal, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, legal investigation, intrigue, crimes, couples, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mortal Passions (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.
Style: neo noir, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, femme fatale, inheritance, power relations, graphic violence, couples, family problems, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: partners against crime, partners, gangsters, fighting crime, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, drug dealing, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 6K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crimes, crime, panties pulled down, crime gone awry, neo-noir, deadly, dishonesty, good versus evil, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%