Movies like Tough Guys Don't Dance

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Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
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Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, neo noir, gloomy, parody, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, chief of police, crimes, investigation, memory loss, drug abuse, psychopath, manipulation, terminal illness, dishonesty, mind game, protagonist as suspect, husband wife relationship, murder suspect, cancer, wealth, school, clergy, parents and children, life is a bitch, mystery, amateur detective, stash ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts

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Most similar movies to Tough Guys Don't Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, investigation, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Tough Guys Don't Dance: Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Jericho Mansions (2003), The Rosary Murders (1987), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), The Mighty Quinn (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, single parent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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95%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, memory loss, who done it, murder, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, clergy, uncover truth, legal, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
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86%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, who done it, psychopath, mind game, uncover truth, crimes, dangerous attraction, obsession, disability, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 893
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: neo noir, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), addiction, mystery, drug abuse, law enforcement, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
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Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, stalking, uncover truth, memory loss, mystery, who done it, mysterious character, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, investigation, mystery, fighting the system, politics, dishonesty, small town, introspection, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, who done it, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
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 ⇓
49%
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Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, manipulation, couples, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: saint tropez, provence, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 338
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, rock, forest, memory loss, puzzle, false accusation, frame up, who done it, riddles and clues, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 719
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: mind bending, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, estrangement, voyeurism, addiction, city life, mental illness, manipulation, performer's life, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
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Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, infidelity, investigation, widow, disappearance, curses spells and rituals, college, love triangle, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: mind bending, serious, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, who done it, couples, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective, seduction, crime investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 8K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, manipulation, psychopath, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, investigation, femme fatale, couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, who done it, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, fall in love, terminal illness, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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42%
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Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, crimes, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
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Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: neo noir, dark, surreal, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, mystery, sexual perversion, small town, hallucination, postmodernism, investigation, amateur detective, strong sexual content, woman in danger, innocence lost, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, memory loss, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, mind game, master criminal, terrorism, life is a bitch, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 365
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, police corruption, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, female star appears nude, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, mystery, murder, nightmare, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, time loop, dishonesty, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2000, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, mystery, serial child killer, child murder, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.6
 445
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%