Movies like Black Butterfly

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Black Butterfly (2017)
 6.2
 12K
Black Butterfly (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paul is a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.
Style: exciting, suspense, melancholic, suspenseful, twists and turns, remake of french film
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drifter, writers, isolation, murder, dating show, dangerous friend, fear, recluse, confined, abduction, renovation, fight, mountain, success, alone, obsession, hunter, hostage, secret, alcoholic, loner, realtor, alcohol, knife, literature ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s

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Most similar movies to Black Butterfly

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, danger, mystery, crime and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Black Butterfly: 6 Souls (2010), Cleaner (2007), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), The Killing Jar (2010), Poker Night (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 32K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, mentally unstable, family relations, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crimes, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, partners, murder, medical experiment, danger, mockery, undercover, abused woman, cold case, co worker co worker relationship, shower, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century, 1960s, 60s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: hostage, murder, diner, serial killer, crime gone awry, confined, hostages, deadly, danger, rivalry, isolation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.3
 8K
Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, missing person, crime, crimes, poker game, police detective, abduction, deadly, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 12K
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, surprise ending, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, missing person, crime, crimes, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 57K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, isolation, island, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 10K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, crime, graphic violence, police detective, confined, crimes, vigilantism, deadly, gory, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 343
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, deadly, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, danger, adventure, deadly, adaptation, lone hero, sex, murder, female nudity, justice, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, west germany, middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 13K
Open Windows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard. But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, he receives an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: internet, stalking, obsession, crimes, woman in danger, danger, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, deadly, track down, hostage, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 191K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, a vision, parallel world, riddles and clues, insanity, suicide, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, s&m, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 610
Layover (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the heiress of a luxury hotel chain is kidnapped at her dingy motel outside Detroit by a band of ruthless sex traffickers, her downtrodden assistant must figure out a way to rescue her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: rescue, crimes, confined, danger, russian mafia, heiress, abduction, kidnapping, deception, murder, sex trade, sex trafficking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 30K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, outsmarting, verbal byplay, one on one, dialogue driven, writers, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 33K
Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, paparazzi, asthma, crime, crimes, haunted by the past, hidden identity, criminal heroes, power relations, loss of child, female protagonist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 768
Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, social relations, small town, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, assassination, government agency, vengeance, tough heroes, special agents, danger, manhunt, gunfight, stylized violence, lone hero, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, rape, society, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, factory worker, factory ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 295
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, riddles and clues, who done it, in the woods, false accusation, on the run, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, teachers and students, professor, suspicion of murder, police, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, secret agents, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, police officer, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, disorder, couples, vengeance, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, intellectual, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: female detective, mind game, murder, police investigation, perfect crime, psychopath, fbi, haunted by the past, high school, crimes, crime, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 2K
Psychosis (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A serial killer unleashes his blood lust at a remote environmental-camp. Years later a horror novelist relocates to rural England and is plagued to the point of madness by horrific hauntings of a massacre.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: countryside, mystery, mentally unstable, woman in danger, estate, confined, serial killer, isolation, paranoia, losing-it hero, deception, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ten Little Indians (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten strangers are invited as weekend guests to a remote mountain mansion.When the host doesn't show up, the guests start dying, one by one, in uniquely macabre Agatha Christie-style.It is based on Christie's best-selling novel with 100 ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder mystery, murder, serial killer, mountain, investigation, psychopath, private detective, false accusation, crimes, crime, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1930s, 70s
Place: austria, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 47K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, webcam, special agents, investigation, website, kidnapping, torture, violence, internet, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 387
Groupie (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a mysterious groupie joins legendary cursed band, "The Dark Knights", a series of unexplained murders derails their comeback tour.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: groupie, rock band, psychopath, music band, deadly, crimes, murder, sex, police, brutality, vengeance, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Four Stories of St. Julian (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set entirely in one location, the film follows four strangers who become trapped in the elevator of St. Julian-a decrepit, inner-city building. An assassin, a religious zealot, a mother, and a thief...just moments after being confined, it becomes ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic
Plot: confined, redemption, race against time, isolation, mind game, rivalry, danger, crimes, religions or cults, murder, elevator, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 127
Winter Lily (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a remote part of New England, Clive arrives at Memory Lane, a rustic bed&breakfast. After being welcomed by the charming hostess, Agatha, he soon discovers a diary filled with mystery about the hostess' daughter, Lily. His natural ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: mind game, obsession, survival, mystery, riddles and clues, stalking, danger, teenage life, confined, isolation, captivity, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 83K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, writers, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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