Movies like Deadly Illusion

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Deadly Illusion (1987)
 4.8
 303
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, suspect, vampire ...
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, realistic, suspenseful 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), The Naked Face (1984), Never Forget (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 111
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, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, crime, strong sexual content, embezzlement, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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: femme fatale, on the run, frame up, cons and scams, heroes, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, danger, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: chase, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, danger, police detective, couple relations, woman in danger, cons and scams, murder, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, psychiatrist, patient, frame up, on the run, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, who done it, crime, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 297
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, law enforcement, dishonesty, best friends, mystery, chases and races, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, surrealism, neo noir, bar fight, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, tense ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, neo noir, bank, power relations, disorder, phone sex, couples, profanity, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, suspect, false accusation, police, dishonesty, deadly, crime, legal investigation, crimes, who done it, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 178
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, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, heist, ex convict, false accusation, obsession, frame up, cons and scams, prison, law enforcement, amateur detective, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.0
 949
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, manipulations, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 597
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, femme fatale, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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, vengeance, crime gone awry, couples, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, rivalry, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, frame up, death row, injustice, law enforcement, legal, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), road trip, adultery, graphic violence, on the road, love affair, friendship, heist, violence spree, profanity, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 181
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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, mind game, law enforcement ...
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, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, couples, uncover truth, cons and scams, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 798
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, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 1K
Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 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, uncover truth, who done it, danger, police investigation, obsession, love affair, mystery, rise to the top, manipulations, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.9
 218
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
 2.9
 149
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, intrigue, law enforcement, danger, special agents, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 234
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, tense, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 1K
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, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, private detective, femme fatale, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, witnessing a crime, crime, danger, rivalry, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: deadly, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, reluctant partners, danger, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 416
Past Tense (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, mind bending, sexy ...
Plot: hospital, murder, crimes, danger, twins, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, amateur detective, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, amateur detective, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, manipulations, crimes, starting over, manipulation, legal investigation, intrigue ...
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: suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, infidelity, neo noir, dishonesty, inheritance, family problems, power relations, couples, dangerous attraction, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, informant, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, rivalry, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 294
First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, deadly, dishonesty, couple relations, police corruption, police station, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%