Movies like A Killer Upstairs

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A Killer Upstairs (2005)
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A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, bleak, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, crimes, mystery, legal, law enforcement, amateur detective, dishonesty, parents and children, jail, model, alibi, fashion, family relations, couples, who done it, protagonist as suspect, righting the wronged, prison, hitman, burglar, adultery, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to A Killer Upstairs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like A Killer Upstairs: My Nanny's Secret (2009), Telling Lies (2008), The Perfect Nanny (2001), Ordeal by Innocence (1984), Murder in My House (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: husband murders wife, murder, pregnancy, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, uncover truth, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, estrangement, nanny, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, heist, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, child in peril, mystery, loss of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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45%
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Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, who done it, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Perfect Nanny (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon her release from a mental institution where she was recovering from a suicide attempt, Andrea McBride applies for the position of nanny for a handsome, wealthy surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, a widower with two children. Another applicant is hired, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, obsession, crimes, parents and children, under the surface, murder, family relations, femme fatale, graphic violence, matricide, doctor, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, injustice, death row, frame up, false accusation, legal, law enforcement, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
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40%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, riddles and clues, couples, manipulation, crimes, dishonesty, legal investigation, starting over, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, who done it, amateur detective, legal, private detective, dishonesty, estate, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female photographer, peeping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Tenth Circle (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Jodi Picoult's best-selling novel, "The Tenth Circle" tells the powerful story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: family relations, family problems, crimes, investigation, mystery, parents and children, couples, life is a bitch, college, family life, teenage life, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, legal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, forbidden love, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, infidelity, police investigation, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Perfect Marriage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A conman persuades his married lover to murder her husband for the inheritance, only for his reckless spending and infidelity to drive her away.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, hidden identity, femme fatale, haunted by the past, love affair, dishonesty, intrigue, crimes, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, mystery, crimes, youth, mind game, parents and children, teenage life, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.2
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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: tense, exciting, mind bending, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, forest, rock, memory loss, puzzle, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Stranger at the Door (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katherine "Kathy" is happily married to businessman Greg Norris and lives in his beautiful home with his about 18-year old daughter Tara. When suddenly a charming young man, who Tara first saw lurking around in the garden, turns up on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: garden, family in danger, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, family relations, parents and children, adoption, cons and scams, dishonesty, adopted son, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, who done it, police corruption, frame up, dishonesty, uncover truth, false accusation, law enforcement, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, amateur detective, uncover truth, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, power relations, righting the wronged, couple relations, police station, police corruption, legal investigation, witnessing a crime, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, murder, betrayal, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulation, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, law enforcement, courtroom drama, dishonesty, romance, crimes, legal, false accusation, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, vengeance, memory loss, missing child, mental illness, who done it, couple relations, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: swamp, redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, opposites attract, crimes, murder, female corpse, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (2007)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: DNA evidence and camera footage places a corrupt CEO as the prime suspect in the murder of a company whistle-blower, but Jane Doe believes the real killer may be a twin sibling.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, twins, investigation, amateur detective, siblings relations, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, power relations, boss and employee, who done it, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, law enforcement, elderly, clinic, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, death, golden years, mystery, mental illness, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Her Perfect Spouse (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman discovers her new husband wants to keep her all to himself.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, delusion, hidden identity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, couple relations, captivity, possessiveness, husband wife relationship, estate, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, mystery, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, couple relations, legal, clergy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%