Movies like Rehearsal for Murder

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Rehearsal for Murder (1982)
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Rehearsal for Murder (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: whodunit, murder, suicide, theater, producer, blackout, loss of wife, flashback, rehearsal, suspect, playwright, motive, falling from height, flashlight, crate, opening night

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, flashback, deadly, suicide, mystery, crimes and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Rehearsal for Murder: The Last Letter (2004), Child's Play (1972), Guilty Conscience (1985), Murder in Peyton Place (1977), Prescription: Murder (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Letter (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As they file into the deliberation room, 11 jurors are ready to convict the defendant of 14 counts of murder, but one holdout forces the others to reevaluate the evidence -- and their own motives -- in this tense courtroom drama. As the jurors sift ...
Style: surprise ending, splatter
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), court, murder, murder of a nude woman, flashback, female nudity, jury, letter, courtroom, u.s. constitution, clue, serial killer ...
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95%
 6.2
 1K
Child's Play (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: boarding school, society, dedicated educator, youth, mentally unstable, mystery, teachers and students, idealism, workplace situations, school, rivalry, power relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: betrayal, mind game, infidelity, murder, woman in danger, manipulation, crimes, legal action, law enforcement, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: aging, switching roles, mentally unstable, confined, rivalry, actor's life, misfit, artists and showbiz, crimes, estate, family relations, showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Murder in Peyton Place (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former resident of the town of Peyton Place, now wealthy and powerful, secretly returns to the town and sets in motion a spate of killings designed as revenge for past wrongs.
Plot: courtroom, murder, car accident, flashback, dog, penthouse, secret, falling from height, pay phone
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Prescription: Murder (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, police investigation, alibi, psychiatrist, investigation, police detective, mistress, uncover truth, couples, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, acapulco mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder Once Removed (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Television thriller in which a scheming doctor murders once for love and then has to kill again to cover it up.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: infidelity, assassination plot, dog, doctor, murder, junkie, adultery, police detective, frame up, cheating wife
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, psychopath, paranoia, deception, island, escapades, veteran, ex military, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 289
Raw Nerve (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer.
Style: psychotronic, cult movie cast, cult film
Plot: mother son incest, split personality, suicide, car chase, father daughter relationship, mental institution, police, death, unsolved crime, brother sister relationship, suspect, twins ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 436
Paper Man (1971)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A prank that starts with a group of college students creating a fictitious person so they can get a credit card develops into a plot that leaves three of them dead.
Plot: suicide, computer, murder, college, murder mystery, elevator, credit card fraud, falling from height, falling out a window
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 9K
Turnabout (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troubled man survives a suicide attempt. He calls an old friend to rescue him in the middle of the night. Their journey is just beginning, and by daybreak, a tragedy will surface.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tragic
Plot: suicide attempt, marital problem, childhood friend, drug overdose, strip club, murder, motel, tragic event, self destructing, self discovery, relationship problems, suicide ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
As Good as Dead (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Susan switches identities with her new friend Nicole, so that Nicole can pay for her medical bills with Susan's insurance. Then Susan finds herself trapped in her new identity when Nicole ends up dead under questionable circumstances.
Plot: body swapping, murder, brother, hospital, father, secret identity, secret, black pantyhose, female stockinged legs, pantyhose
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blade on the Feather (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, murder of a nude woman, stranger, uninvited guest, woman strangled to death, female nudity, polar bear, flashback, spy, writers, nudity (full frontal - brief), soviet spy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 5K
Grand Isle (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Walter and his neglected wife lure a young man into their Victorian home to escape a hurricane. When the man is charged with murder by Det. Jones, he must reveal the couple's wicked secrets to save himself.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: hurricane, seduction, murder, framed for murder, adultery, robbery, husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, interrogation, uncover truth, evidence, court ...
Time: year 1988
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.2
 360
Implanted (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When your memory lies, how do you find the truth?
Style: surprise ending
Plot: medical, implanted memory, family relations, car accident, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, brain, suicide, memory, dream, hospital, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, infidelity, widow, disappearance, couples, police detective, righting the wronged, disability, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 273
Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, socialite, femme fatale, erotica, love, seduction, sex, investigation, bikini
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get involved with Balkan terrorists to save Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria from an assassination at the opera house and prevent World War I.
Style: mind bending, talky, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, terrorism, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, undercover, crimes, rivalry, who done it, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Scream of the Butterfly (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A beautiful woman marries a rich man for his money, then embarks on an affair and plans to use her boyfriend to help murder her husband.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, adultery, assassination plot, bisexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), flashback, female nudity, bisexual, sex, bubble bath
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 15K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 193K
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, interracial relations, betrayal, gang, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, police station, who to trust, self defense, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Deeper and Deeper (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young bank teller falls for the seductive businesswoman, and moves into an apartment across the street to spy on her. His infatuation sends him into a bizarre world of obsession where things are not always what they seem.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: voyeurism, erotica, lust, bank, nudity (full frontal - brief), cafe, manipulation, female nudity, bank teller, revenge, deception, ambulance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: forest, isolation, village life, psychology, mysterious place, utopia, blind character, village, mystery, fear, loss of loved one, hidden truth ...
Time: 1890s, 2000s, 19th century, 18th century, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 79K
Stay (2005)
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, surprise ending, confusing, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, mental institution, obsession, mystery, patient, mental illness, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, yacht, mind game, game, murder, manipulation, puzzle, disorder, vengeance, cruise, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south of france, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, college, urban legend, pregnancy, psychopath, suicide, youth, dishonesty, crimes, legends and myths, college life, roommate ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt, store ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dangerous Passions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Police detective Walt Hodges and his lusty girl friend, TV reporter Lorraine Lewis, investigate the murder of a music promoter Floyd Winslow, interviewing his lusty secretary and randy wife.
Style: surprise ending, sexploitation film
Plot: sexual murder, television reporter, female masturbation, erotica, violence, murder witness, striptease, erotic fantasy, tattoo, interrogation, sexual desire, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 30K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, race against time, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%