Movies like A Kind of Murder

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A Kind of Murder (2016)
 5.3
 7K
A Kind of Murder (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, neo noir
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: death of wife, murder, investigation, architect, police brutality, crimes, dishonesty, police investigation, disorder, revenge, brutality, life is a bitch, life philosophy, escapades, suicide, missing person, suicide attempt, divorce, bus, bookstore, poodle, movie theatre, corvette, jazz club, cocktail party ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to A Kind of Murder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, danger, dishonesty and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Kind of Murder: The Falls (2003), True Blue (2001), 5 Is the Perfect Number (2019), Under Suspicion (1981), Perfect Witness (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, amateur detective, femme fatale, murder, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
5 Is the Perfect Number (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Belgium, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peppino, a retired hitman for the Camorra, has now fully passed on his job and know-how to his single son, Nino. But when Nino is brutally assassinated, the old man is back in business to take revenge. Aside his everlasting love Rita and his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, disturbing
Plot: killer, crimes, society, brutality, revenge, murder, parents and children, life & death, hitman, beach, bus, newspaper ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
78%
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, restaurant, power relations, injustice, prison, murder, legal, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
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The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, police, law enforcement, police officer, heroes, who done it, chase, vengeance, violence, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 451
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship, woman in danger, media, state affairs, strong female presence, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Corrupted (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, the film follows Liam (Sam Claflin), an ex-con trying to win back the love and trust of his family. He has lost everything at the hands of a local crime syndicate run by Clifford Cullen (Spall), who has ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, friendship, murder, escapades, family, society, police, rivalry, small town, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.2
 742
Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, betrayal, crimes, infidelity, stalking, love, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.9
 562
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, photographer, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, crimes, youth, rivalry, narcissism, violence, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, journalism, race against time, dishonesty, murder investigation, crime investigation, murder mystery, homicide detective, missing child, private investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
55%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, death, rivalry, true crime, domestic violence, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 9K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, vengeance, crimes, couples, obsession, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, passion, arms dealer, emotional manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.4
 2K
Saving Zoë (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Echo must deal with the regular dramas of high school, in addition to grappling with the murder of her older sister, Zoë. But when Echo receives a diary from Zoë's boyfriend, she begins to untangle the secret life her sister lived.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, murder mystery, damsel in distress, friendship, brutality, investigation, life is a bitch, youth, disorder, society, fight, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
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Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcer killer, police station, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, snow ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, track down, crimes, woman in danger, violence, brutality, investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, psychopath, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, protestant, journalist, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.8
 817
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 3K
Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, family, rivalry, family relations, society, escapades, debt, violence, murder, police, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, manipulation, murder, rejection, sexual tension, friendship, jealousy, envy, secret identity, yacht, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: italy, venice, europe, rome italy, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, reward, homicidal maniac, killing spree, murder mystery, uncover truth, psycho killer, murder, crimes, police, murderer, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 6K
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 ⇓
46%
 4.3
 706
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hidden identity, femme fatale, crime gone awry, hitman, manipulation, dangerous attraction, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%