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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
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 1K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak, disturbing
Plot: murder, pregnancy, legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, life is a bitch, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, infidelity, missing person, rivalry, couples, investigation, amateur detective, false accusation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth and life is a bitch mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story: Murder in Greenwich (2002), Without Evidence (1995), Fissure (2008), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Megachurch Murder (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, 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, suspenseful, talky, realistic, suspense
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, assassination, high school, small town, legal investigation, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, courtroom, investigation, crime, legal investigation, prison, uncover truth, false accusation, political conspiracy, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, police investigation, legal action, mind game, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.0
 95
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, police detective, college, amateur detective, laboratory, protagonist as suspect, crime, legal investigation, mind game, mystery, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, clergy, investigation, uncover truth, religions or cults, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, society, amateur detective, dealing with death, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: vietnam veteran, courtroom drama, frame up, murder, legal action, crime, legal investigation, mystery, false accusation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, moral dilemma, murder, psychopath, amateur detective, clergy, church, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, false accusation, mystery, woman in danger, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 5K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: hospital, missing person, investigation, doctors and patients, danger, dishonesty, intrigue, race against time, uncover truth, kidnapping, woman in danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, protagonist as suspect, mystery, who done it, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row, false accusation, frame up, murder, who done it, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, college, hotshot lawyer, crime, mystery, split personality, legal investigation, mental illness, missing child, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal investigation, crimes, legal, cons and scams, courtroom drama, false accusation, murder, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, self defense, protagonist as suspect, crime, betrayal, school, investigation, legal investigation, small town, manipulations, uncover truth, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth, memory loss, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, mystery, amateur detective, hospital, mysterious character, disappearance, underwear, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crime, police investigation, girlfriend, disappearance, abuse, activist, amateur detective, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, death row ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.5
 865
Plain Truth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unmarried 18 year-old Amish girl is charged with the murder of her infant child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, rough ...
Plot: mystery, amish, courtroom drama, murder, pregnancy, dedicated lawyer, farm, protagonist as suspect, crime, witnessing a crime, urban, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, tense, psychological
Plot: ghost, dedicated lawyer, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural romance, afterlife, haunted by the past, crimes, legal, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, yacht, courtroom drama, twins, island, dedicated lawyer, mystery, resort, sex, protagonist as suspect, legal action ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 155
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, crime, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 377
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual, tense
Plot: investigation, journalism, infidelity, murder, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 768
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, remake of american film, surprise ending
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crimes, romance, deadly, bollywood, legal, couples, mystery, legal action, couple relations, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 394
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, journalism, uncover truth, small town, interracial relations, price of justice, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, fighting the system, idealism, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An enigmatic young woman has been murdered in a small California coast town. The investigation by the local sheriff uncovers a complex web of relationships centering on the victim; the scattered trail of evidence ranges from a mysterious photograph ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, police chief, small town, reluctant partners, crime, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, legal investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 781
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, pregnancy, infidelity, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, crime, investigation, mystery, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, investigation, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 1K
The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: deadline, murder, telephone, amateur detective, mysterious character, neo noir, private detective, investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%