Movies like A Killing Affair

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A Killing Affair (1985)
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A Killing Affair (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she begins to fall for him, but continues to question whether or not she can trust him.Directed by David Saperstein and based on a novel by Robert Houston, A Killing Affair features twists and turns up until the end.
Style: psychological, tense, mind bending, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: hostage, crimes, fall in love, couples, isolation, vengeance, rivalry, mind game, confined, haunted by the past, woman in danger, intrigue, small town, underdog, murder, drifter, widow, danger, deadly, hostages, crime
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia

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Most similar movies to A Killing Affair

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, danger, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement and small town mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Killing Affair: Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010), The Ministers (2009), Killing Words (2003), Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011), Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, murderous pair, strong violent content, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, mystery, small town life, small town, police officer killed, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, female singer, tailing a suspect, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, woman in danger, serial killer, haunted by the past, vengeance, abduction, monologue, videotaping, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, false accusation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, quitting job, small town, police officer, gymnasium, rapist, passed out drunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, boston
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72%
Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, heist, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, small town, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, woman in danger, isolation, couples, crimes, fugitives, escaped prisoner, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, graphic violence, small town life, social relations, man kills a woman, redneck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, downfall, human nature, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, family relations, society, murder, rivalry, unlikely criminals, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: poacher, divorce, wilderness, crimes, loner, moral dilemma, human nature, haunted by the past, drifter, murder, violence, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
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56%
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Blast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four high school friends believe the local myth that developer Swenson killed a kid for trespassing years earlier and got away with it. When one of the four friends disappears, the remaining three believe Swenson killed their friend and they take ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, kids in trouble, uncover truth, haunted by the past, teenage life, investigation, mind game, crimes, youth, rivalry, crime gone awry, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, psychopath, contests and competitions, confined, serial killer, stalking, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Eye of God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: murder, small town, pregnancy, abortion, warden, small town sheriff, couple relations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, haunted by the past, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
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Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, murder, law enforcement, police detective, small town, missing person, missing child, chief of police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
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Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, woman in danger, runaway, police, corruption, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, serious, surreal, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: graphic violence, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, hitman, murder, vengeance, dead man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, female nudity, fake identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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44%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, breakup, crimes, infidelity, couples, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, jealousy, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, crime gone awry, heist, murder, hitman, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, tunnel, train, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, confined, ransom, extortion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, psychological
Plot: dark secret, serial killer, female protagonist, family problems, uncover truth, crumbling marriage, crimes, couples, life turned upside down, mind game, marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, car thief, crimes, psychopath, car chase, heist, master criminal, race against time, criminal's revenge, mind game, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, murder, gays and lesbians, society, legal, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, femme fatale, couples, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, law enforcement, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
See How They Fall (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amateur detective, obsessive quest, law enforcement, crimes, midlife crisis, vigilantism, friendship, vengeance, rivalry, dark humor, murder, revenge killing ...
Time: 90s
Place: france
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39%