Movies like Benefit of the Doubt

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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
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Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into Karen's life.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: chase, murder, prison, crimes, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, crime, graphic violence, family life, manhunt, danger, couples, dishonesty, death in the family, false accusation, dealing with death, single parent, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, homecoming, incest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Benefit of the Doubt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, danger, rivalry and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Benefit of the Doubt: The Perfect Tenant (2000), The Ex (1996), Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998), Facade (1999), Payback (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, split personality, psychopath, crimes, mentally unstable, chase, rivalry, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 1K
The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, danger, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, nanny, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, danger, crimes, psychopath, couples, family in danger, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 259
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, dark humor, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.8
 767
Payback (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couple relations, prison, heist, adultery, ex convict, armed robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 457
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, government agency, special agents, graphic violence, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul, a young man from London, arrives in the small Nova Scotia town of Milestone, where his long lost father was last seen years earlier. Paul is eager to find out what brought his father to this remote community. He meets Rauchine, a young, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: sexual content, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, danger, single parent, love and romance, confined, deadly, parents and children, fall in love, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 2K
Break Up (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, false accusation, hospital, rivalry, crumbling marriage, on the run, protagonist as suspect, investigation, danger, crime, couples, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.2
 605
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Art of Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An abused wife (Joanna Pacula) turns to another man and becomes the victim of a blackmailer.
Style: twists and turns, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, deadly, couples, graphic violence, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couple relations, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laurel has the boyfriend of her dreams, Kevin. He can and will do anything for her. He is totally devoted to her but the downside is that he won't leave her alone. When she tries to get some distance he responds with aggressiveness. It finally ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsession, paranoia, crimes of passion, visceral, parents and children, couple relations, psychopath, family relations, couples, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 327
Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Distant Cousins (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kate's husband Richard hasn't seen his cousin Harry for 20 years. So when he comes to stay with his fiancee Connie they are welcomed. But Kate senses her family is at risk when they start behaving suspiciously.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, captivity, missing person, hidden identity, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, couples, psychopath, family life, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 396
The Stray (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, danger, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, violence, restaurant, murder, police detective, homeless, seduction, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 446
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulation, crime, danger, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Slipping Into Darkness (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three spoiled college girls are held responsible for a handicapped boys death.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, train, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, misfit, mentally challenged, crimes, gang, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 278
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Interlocked: Thrilled to Death (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man's life gets wrecked by a woman with whom he had a casual "affair" over the Internet.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, tense, erotic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, infidelity, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, vengeance, obsession, danger, dishonesty, strong sexual content, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, deaf, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 992
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, murder, criminal, ex convict, revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
 82
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, infidelity, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, escapades, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 261
The Secretary (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Her boss made ​​a big mistake by not promoting it. Now is the perfect secretary in the service of revenge.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, power relations, disgruntled, workplace, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations, deadly, manipulation, boss and employee, strong female presence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 925
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, deadly, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, buddies, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, crimes, manipulations, manipulation, couples, dangerous attraction, false accusation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%