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, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about female nudity, murder, sex, stripper, strip club, police and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Certain: Final Judgement (1992), Small Town Murder Songs (2010), Dark Blue (2002), Street Girls (1975), Midnight Tease II (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Final Judgement
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A priest is suspected in the brutal murder of a young stripper. To prove his innocence, he descends into the world of strip clubs and pornography, hoping to catch the killer. The priest is hampered by the police and taunted by the killer. A friend ...
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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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: serious, tense, gothic, realistic, psychological ...
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
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System:   93%
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Dark Blue
Genre: 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, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   89%
    User:   90%
 
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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, perversion, amateur detective, prostitution, street life, lesbian relationship, search, late night, stripper, brawl, strip club ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   75%
 
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: erotica, striptease, exotic dancer, insurance fraud, fake breasts, undercover, stripper, strip club, lap dance, sex, murder, suffocation ...
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System:   87%
    User:   100%
 
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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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System:   80%
    User:   80%
 
 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: phone sex, dressing gown, sexual initiation, manipulation, escort, disco, telephone operator, scissors, clitoris, divorce, underwear, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   88%
 
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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, serious, atmospheric, 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:   76%
    User:   80%
 
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:   74%
    User:   66%
 
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, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   71%
 
Scandal in Black
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gianni is a political man with a good career waiting for him. Angela is his wife and she fakes an assault and a rape in a cinema. Eva is Gianni's lover and Angela's friend. Gianni and Eva decide to use the pretext of the assault to kill ...
Plot: telephone call, police, shower, love, bathroom, escape attempt, rape, voyeur, brutality, female nudity, seduction, garter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   56%
 
 6.1
 177
Istanbul
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Willy, a student, quits his vacationjob to go to Istanbul with the sinister yet facinating Klamski. On the way from Ostend to Arlon some chance meetings unpuzzle the truth about Klamski, but Willy turns out to have a dark side as well.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: unlikely partners, on the road, kidnapping, haunted by the past, friends, mystery, buddies, fugitives, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, child killer, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   80%
 
 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, serious, talky ...
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:   67%
    User:   69%
 
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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, voyeurism, white panties, sex, three sisters, iron, sex standing up, investigator, mutilation, heart ripped out ...
Place: budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
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, realistic, sexual
Plot: femme fatale, crumbling marriage, manipulations, crime, switching roles, obsession, infidelity, dangerous attraction, erotic thriller, cuckold, voyeurism, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
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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, abusive relationship, temper, spouse abuse, meeting, isolated place, snorting cocaine, publisher, cocaine, drug abuse ...
Place: austin texas
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System:   60%
    User:   61%
 
 7.4
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Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, rough ...
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:   52%
    User:   51%
 
Naked Obsession
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: City-council member Franklin Carlyle is mugged, knocked down and left on an alley. When he recovers, he is befriended by an alcoholic who introduces him to a local strip-bar.
Style: psychotronic, erotic
Plot: strangulation, satan, legs, blonde bombshell, exotic dancer, strip club, stripper, erotica, female nudity, stockings
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   53%
 
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Madonna: A Case of Blood Ambition
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is convicted of raping and murdering a child and sent to prison. He is shortly afterwards beaten to death by other inmates. His daughter blames the jurors who convicted him for his death, and she hatches a scheme to murder each of the jury ...
Plot: stripper, strip club, revenge, prison, murder, seduction, rape, female nudity, jury, father daughter relationship, femme fatale, juror
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, gangsters, love, mentor, time loop, violence, brutality, life & death, death, gangster, hospital, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
 6.6
 7K
The King
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, parents and children, haunted by the past, murder, couples, family problems, incest, family relations, missing child, clergy, pregnancy, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
A Life Not to Follow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Neo-Noir film told in three interlacing chapters: Eric is a dead man and he knows it. Death is imminent and he must make amends for his past sins, by killing those who wronged him, no matter the price: A wiseguy willing to do anything to move up ...
Style: dark
Plot: revenge, criminal, murder, violence, beach, mob boss, mafia, neo noir, gun, whiskey, gangster, female nudity ...
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System:   48%
    User:   57%
 
Let the Devil Wear Black
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, dealing with death, investigation, college, crime, murder, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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Blue Nude
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Obscure, sleazy and laid back picture about a young man being dragged down into the seedy and ruthless underbelly of 70s New York pornographers.
Plot: male objectification, seductive behavior, sex with a minor, violent sex, ejaculation, pornographer, seductive woman, pornography, teenager, teenage girl, sex, undressing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
Body of Influence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful psychiatrist has his world turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman who cannot recall her own past...
Plot: erotic thriller, video camera, infidelity, bra, adultery, woman on top, split personality, sexploitation, panties, erotica, female removes her clothes, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
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Kept
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dead bodies are piling up, and the leads the two LA homicide cops have point to Barbara, business manager for a successful architectural firm she runs with her husband Lance. The dead men were interns at the firm, and each of them was Barbara's ...
Plot: sex, tied to a bed, serial killer, architect, police, erotica, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
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 2K
The Big Town
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, crime, urban, dangerous attraction, gambling, romance, love triangle, city life, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
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:   46%
    User:   50%
 

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A History of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, violence, crime, mafia, vigilantism, gangster, redemption, organized crime, revenge, robbery, storytelling, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
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System:   45%
    User:   53%
 
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Shadow Hours
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, addiction, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, redemption, alcohol abuse, nightlife, seduction, devil ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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