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Distortion (2006)
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own detective skills in a high-stakes race against time.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, crimes, missing person, obsessive quest, drugs, murder, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, addiction, lesbian, police, death, fbi, female nudity, drug addict, surrealism, diner, flashback
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, murder, mystery and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Distortion: Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009), The Flock (2007), Good Chemistry (2008), Moreno and the Silence (2006), Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, crime, crimes, investigation, murder, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, small town, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, sex maniac, kidnapping, murder, obsession, law enforcement, track down, missing person, danger, crimes, race against time, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, chemistry, farm, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, religions or cults, kidnapping, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, gun held to head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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63%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, domestic disturbance, indoor, heir heiress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, prison, crimes, confined, danger, manipulation, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Thirteen (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: This Five-part BBC psychological drama follows Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who was abducted when she was 13 and held captive for the next 13 years. The story begins as she escapes the cellar she was being held in and goes to the police station to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, family relations, woman, law enforcement, child, crimes, police, police detective, mystery, female director
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, danger, small town, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, bespectacled male, chase, kidnapping, murder, photograph, man with glasses, police corruption, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, mystery, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, rape, showdown, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction, teenage rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, danger, double life, abduction, faked death, female nudity, ship, harpoon, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, prank, vengeance, mystery, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, murder, youth, deadly, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, best friends, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, accident, car accident, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, rough, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, hitchhiker, missing person, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, stalking, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, strong violent content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic
Plot: native american, murder, supernatural ability, police investigation, americana, vengeance, crimes, deadly, danger, serial killer, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, mystery, legal, crimes, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, racism, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, chase, politician, criminal, duty, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 345
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mystery, manhunt, private detective, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, captivity, danger, riddles and clues, survival, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Siren in the Dark (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Cameron, a Police Officer with psychic abilities, is called upon to interview an accused teen in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the teen's missing gay lover. His investigation immediately spirals into sordid tales of drug abuse, sexual ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, missing person, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, drug abuse, obsession, addiction, homosexual, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, snitch, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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