Movies like Dead Certain

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Dead Certain (1991)
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Dead Certain
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with bringing a man to justice, whom he is sure is a serial killer and the murderer of a woman with which both men were involved. However, the supposed killer may be as much a victim as the murdered people.
Plot: alcoholic father, heart ripped out, religious cult, ex wife, child custody, serial killer, religion, strip club, stripper, severed finger, female nudity, sex, police, divorce
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A Life Not to Follow
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 8.5
The Life of David Gale
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, Germany, UK, Spain
130 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and melancholic films with plots about female nudity, sex, murder, stripper, strip club, police and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Certain: Small Town Murder Songs (2010), Dark Blue (2002), Crimes of Passion (1984), Hardcore (1979), The Crossing Guard (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Small Town Murder Songs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Walter is the chief of police in a small Ontario town that has its first murder victim, an attractive young woman who is found naked on the shores of the nearby lake. The woman isn't local and while the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, small town, crime, redemption, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, rape and murder, crimes, law enforcement, social relations, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   72%
 
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Crimes of Passion
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. ...
Style: sexual, erotic, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Plot: sex, obsession, prostitute, voyeurism, prostitution, sexuality, marriage, male nudity, strong sexual content, femme fatale, stalking, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   73%
 
 7.0
 7K
Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, usa, san francisco ...
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    User:   70%
 
The Crossing Guard
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: bleak, suspense, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   77%
 
Female Perversions
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An ambitious female attorney wallows in excess and meaningless sex with both male and female partners, while dealing with her personal life problems including helping her kleptomaniac sister.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, dedicated lawyer, women, sexuality, lawyer, pornography, introspection, nudity (topless - notable), self discovery, male nudity, sexual abuse, stylish ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   64%
 
 6.3
 10K
Edmond
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, redemption, violence, destiny, murder, prejudice, racism, loneliness, unlikely criminals, urban, starting over, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   55%
 
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The Air I Breathe
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: destiny, gangsters, love, mentor, time loop, violence, brutality, life & death, death, gangster, hospital, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
 5.1
 51
Street Girls
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a middle-aged father searches for his dropout daughter, Angel, his quest takes him into the underworld of prostitutes, pimps, drug addicts and thieves. Angel has become a dancer in a topless bar, and her dealer boyfriend is turning her on to ...
Plot: prostitute, heroin addict, amateur detective, perversion, prostitution, street life, search, lesbian relationship, missing child, strip club, stripper, brawl ...
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
 3.5
 26
1-900
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The police become involved when the callers to a 1-900 number begin turning up dead after a visit from the beautiful operator.
Plot: dressing gown, sexual initiation, telephone operator, clitoris, scissors, phone sex, disco, escort, manipulation, anal sex, anus, s&m ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   61%
 
 4.1
 158
Pineapple
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Texas publishing exec who's on the wagon and in A.A., walks in on his wife in bed with another man, and in the nasty divorce that follows, he falls off the wagon and takes up Crystal. Alternating between concern for his pre-teen daughter, his ...
Plot: dealer, caught in the act, sponsor, spouse abuse, isolated place, publisher, snorting cocaine, meeting, abusive relationship, temper, caught having sex, bruise ...
Place: austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   68%
 
Midnight Tease II
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jennifer Brennan gets a job at a strip club to try and find out who killed her sister. She works with undercover cop John Donnelly and befriends other strippers some of whom also get murdered by a very unhappy murdering murderer.
Plot: striptease, exotic dancer, erotica, insurance fraud, fake breasts, undercover, lap dance, strip club, stripper, suffocation, female nudity, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   70%
 
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, murder, crime, chase, vigilantism, mafia, revenge, gunfight, criminal heroes, gangster, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
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The Life of David Gale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, death penalty, investigation, death, guilt, suicide, rape, death row, lawyer, conspiracy, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, houston texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
Brimstone & Treacle
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, guilt, sex, elderly lovers, male nudity, pornography, corruption, mysterious character, devil, brutality, police corruption, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   63%
 
The Ice Harvest
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: dark humor, clever, suspenseful, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, murder, gangsters, organized crime, christmas, lawyer, drinking, neo noir, money, robbery, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
 7.1
 7K
Bad Timing
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: sexual, erotic, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, psychology, overdose, hotel, art, drinking, male nudity, death, sex, divorce, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: austria, europe, vienna, campus, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 36K
Hustle & Flow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, serious, rough ...
Plot: midlife crisis, hip hop, music, redemption, dreams, drug abuse, drinking, friendship, crime, human spirit, violence, music business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, los angeles, mount everest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   47%
 
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 5.3
 192
Enbalming
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Young female embalmer Miyako is called in to restore the body of a young man who has committed suicide, before the funeral. While performing the embalming process she finds herself pricks by a needle buried deep in the boy’s flesh where it should ...
Style: sinister, surprise ending
Plot: embalming, suicide, gore, eternity, neurosurgeon, replacement, defibrillator, circular saw, reanimation, convulsion, transplant, duffel bag ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
The Washing Machine
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Italy, France, Hungary
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the murder of a man found dismembered in a washing machine and is drawn into a web of deceit and murder by the dead man's lover, Vida, and her two sisters, Sissy and Ludmilla.
Plot: murder, pimp, prostitution, white panties, voyeurism, sex, dismembered body, three sisters, heart in hand, heart ripped out, erotic thriller, menage a trois ...
Place: budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 38K
Varsity Blues
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. When star quarterback Lance Harbor suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: small town, high school, football, obsession, coming of age, sport, drinking, teacher, beer, cheerleader, cheerleading, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 5.0
 267
Mantis in Lace
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A topless dancer attracts, seduces, then murders the men she sleeps with. She does it with a twist, however; she kills them with garden tools.
Style: psychedelic, psychotronic
Plot: gore, murder, topless dancing, sexual murder, casting couch, pleasure, psycho terror, man and woman in bed, psycho sexual, female serial killer, sex crime, aggression ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
Call Girl of Cthulhu
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind.
Plot: sex, call girl, monster, tentacle, prostitute, necronomicon, tongue cut out, heart ripped out, birthmark, nude painting, male virgin, serial killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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Mardi Gras Massacre
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Plot: violence, high priest, evisceration, blouse, trousers, shirt, altar, stomach, heart ripped out, female victim, chinese food, tall man ...
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
Animal Instincts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop and his sexually frustrated wife are struggling to keep their failing marriage intact, when by chance he finds that he is at heart a voyeuristic peeping tom. To satisfy him, his wife has numerous affairs, which her husband watches on ...
Style: erotic, serious, rough, sexual, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, crumbling marriage, manipulations, switching roles, crime, obsession, infidelity, dangerous attraction, erotic thriller, cuckold, voyeurism, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 4.1
 656
Dead Sexy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 1.9
 177
Laser Moon
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A radio DJ helps two police detectives hunt down a serial killer who kills women using a surgical laser instrument during every full moon and whom makes taunting phone calls the radio station.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, laser, stripper, police detective, murder, taunting, radio dj, psycho killer, full moon, disc jockey, psycho, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
 7.5
 5K
Frozen Land
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, destiny, dysfunctional family, drug abuse, finnish, drugs, sex, male nudity, parents and children, strong sexual content, pornography, drug addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 

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Striptease
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, touching, intense, sexual ...
Plot: dancing, nudity (full frontal - brief), custody, dishonesty, strip club, family problems, single parent, dancer's life, blackmail, manipulations, life is a bitch, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, las vegas
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 7.4
 79K
Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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