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A Killing Affair (1986)
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A Killing Affair (1986)
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, vengeance, hostages, hostage, confined, crime, fall in love, danger, haunted by the past, couples, isolation, mind game, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, intrigue, small town, underdog, drifter, murder, widow
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, danger, deadly, rivalry and law enforcement 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, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, police chief ...
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: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, small town life, mystery, deadly, small town, police officer killed, murder, danger, rivalry, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 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, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, quitting job, small town, police officer, standing in the rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, boston
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70%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crimes, investigation, crime, murder, uncover truth, heist, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, coma, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
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69%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, couples, woman in danger, danger, crimes, fugitives, isolation, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: island, murder, danger, isolation, crime, crimes, estate, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: loner, wilderness, divorce, poacher, crimes, danger, human nature, drifter, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, human nature, downfall, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, society, rivalry, family relations, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, danger, serial killer, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crime, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: small town, teenage life, haunted by the past, uncover truth, kids in trouble, investigation, crimes, mind game, danger, deadly, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, chases and races, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: police investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: cult film, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, deadly, crimes, confined, stalking, contests and competitions, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
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50%
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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: atmospheric, sincere, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: small town, murder, pregnancy, parole officer, abortion, warden, small town sheriff, couple relations, teenage life, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, small town, missing person, missing child, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, deadly, fugitives, crime, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
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, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, confined, crimes, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, murder, woman in danger, couples, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
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46%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, crimes, lone wolves, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, graphic violence, vengeance, murder, profanity, gangsters, crime ...
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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: rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, woman in danger, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, rescue, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, intrigue, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, murder, crime gone awry, chase, missing person, kidnapping, woman in danger, couples, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, danger, race against time, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, crime, confined, train ...
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, tense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: dark secret, danger, mind game, family problems, uncover truth, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couples, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, murder, danger, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
39%
Act of Aggression (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, track down, gang, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, deadly, rebellion, crime, injustice, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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