Movies like The Caller 2008

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The Caller (2008)
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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 private detective Frank Turlotte to trail him from a distance.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, survival, amateur detective, dishonesty, journalism, workplace, deadline, crimes, workplace situations, tough heroes, businessman, frenchman, industrialist, flashback, assassination, criminal syndicate, danger, deadly, telephone, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, usa, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, uncover truth and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Caller: Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Assumed Killer (2013), Megachurch Murder (2015), Nobel's Last Will (2012), Ice Blues (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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
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95%
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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, attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, crimes, society, teenager, strong female presence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the controversial Laureate in Medicine, Aaron Wiesel. Annika is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, journalist, investigation, uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, media, dishonesty, journalism, witnessing a crime, nobel prize, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Ice Blues (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This new installment in the popular and critically-acclaimed Donald Strachey Mystery series finds America’s favorite gay private investigator, Donald Strachey (Chad Allen), taking on the most complicated case of his career. After his long-time ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: private investigator, law firm, uncover truth, partners, law enforcement, investigation, private detective, who done it, cons and scams, missing person, gender, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, car bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, crimes, murder, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, femme fatale, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 412
Dark Desire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: family in danger, investigation, crimes, murder, couples, dishonesty, uncover truth, love affair, sociopath, obsession, relationship problems, older woman younger man sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, haunted by the past, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, family relations, siblings relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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 ⇓
65%
 6.1
 633
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 115
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, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: victorian england, murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, partners, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 445
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, hopes, interracial relations, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, redemption, idealism, price of justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Drowning Pool (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harper is brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He soon finds out that it involves an old flame of his and her daughter. He eventually finds himself caught in a power struggle between the matriarch of the family and a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, police corruption, murder, investigation, sexual content, graphic violence, who done it, cons and scams, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial murder, policewoman, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Kiss of Evil (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young college student is found stabbed to death,and private detective Vares life takes an interesting turn when the girls family asks him to investigate the case.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, private investigator, murder investigation, university, writers, mercenary, bait, cold case ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.2
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thrill of the Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haunted by her sister's suspicious death, Kelly Holden enlists the help of murder-mystery novelist Graydon Jennings to help solve the crime. Together they discover that Kelly's sibling was living quite the double life -- sleeping with a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, obsession, woman in danger, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, false identity, murder mystery, dead woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: husband murders wife, murder, pregnancy, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, uncover truth, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, amateur detective, criminal, dishonesty, strong female presence, woman in danger, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, mysterious character, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, small town, love affair, writer's life, extramarital affair, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Varg Veum - Yours 'till Death (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Private eye Varg Veum is on a routine mission searching for his client Jonas Andresen's stolen car. The car is found having been used in a brutal robbery and not long after that the client himself turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious
Plot: private investigator, murder, robbery, woman in danger, uncover truth, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, heist, who done it, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, uncover truth, female nudity, minister, investigation, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 127
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, rivalry, college, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, false accusation, who done it, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: gay, murder, group therapy, private investigator, suicide, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, track down, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, crimes, gender, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, conspiracy, missing person, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%