Movies like Exception to the Rule

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Exception to the Rule (1997)
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Exception to the Rule (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aggressive woman tries to blackmail a married gem trader who had an affair with her.
Plot: blackmail, seduction, infidelity, business, stalker, marriage, diamond, one night stand, revenge
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Exception to the Rule

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and sexy films with plots about blackmail, murder, infidelity, revenge, crimes, crime and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Exception to the Rule: Out of Annie's Past (1995), Hard Evidence (1995), Art of Revenge (2003), Nightmare Wedding (2016), The Letter (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Out of Annie's Past (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Annie's got a secret past she's eager to hide from her husband and her family. An iconclastic bounty hunter blackmails her to keep that past a secret. As the stakes increase, though, so do the ruthless and brutal actions of all those ...
Plot: blackmail, secret, mafia, murder, family relations, threat, bounty hunter
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95%
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Hard Evidence (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trent Turner has it all - a beautiful wife, a fabulous house, and a business he owns with his best friend. He also has a mistress, a mistress who gets him involved with more than he's bargained for...
Plot: drugs, murder, infidelity, dea, business, delivery man, blackmail, drug smuggling
Place: vancouver, canada
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92%
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Art of Revenge (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Matt Kane leaves his wife Lara after seven years of marriage for the single, fast life that he wanted all his life after getting a promotion at work, she plots revenge against him by hiring an female ex-con and grifter, named Tuesday, to ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: lesbian subtext, lesbian kiss, revenge, betrayal, con artists, seduction, blackmail, scheme
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84%
Nightmare Wedding (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandy's past transgression, with her fiance's best friend Roman, comes back to haunt her when he becomes their best man. Roman is mentally unbalanced and determined to make Sandy his own bride.
Plot: stalker, skinny dipping, best friend, one night stand, nude swimming, accident, wedding dress, manipulation, engagement, party, female nudity, obsession ...
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83%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, deception, infidelity, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
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79%
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 429
The Babysitter (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A middle-aged husband falls for his childrens' teenaged babysitter.
Style: slang, cult film, sexploitation film
Plot: blackmail, nanny, older man younger woman relationship, lgbt teen, seduction, adultery, lesbian, female full frontal nudity, photograph, biker gang, nude dance, drive in restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.6
 70K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, disorder, danger, rape, deception, dishonesty, adultery, crime, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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71%
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Killer Coach (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a one-night stand with her coach, a pressured swimming phenom finds the lives of herself and her loved ones in danger.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: teacher student relationship, obsession, blackmail, seduction, swimming, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual harassment, death, stalking, female director, sex in a swimming pool, tape over mouth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Bad Sister (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a top student at St. Adeline's Catholic Boarding School, Zoe senses that something is not quite right about the school's new nun-- a sense proven to be true when it is revealed the "good' nun is an imposter with a fatal ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, nun, seduction, sex scene, sin, guilty pleasure, sexual pleasure, erotic thriller, lingerie, high school, blackmail
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Double Exposure (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: White collar crime, a crooked PI and a top notch homicide forensics team come together in this low-budget erotic thriller about a wife killed while in a hotel room with her lover.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: obsessive love, infidelity, extramarital affair, haunted by the past, blackmail, marriage, private detective, murder, regret, evidence, anger, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 593
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, infidelity, deadly, sex, blackmail, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Last Trimester (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young married couple, Eric and Tracy Smythe, are thrilled when they adopt a baby, only to have it taken away from them when the mother turns out to be married. At a complete loss, and in debt from in vitro, they are desperate to complete their ...
Plot: flashing, fatherhood, child custody, mental illness, old love, pregnancy, adoption, bed, extortion, blackmail, gift, stalking ...
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60%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, clever, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, infidelity, perfect crime, love affair, cheating on husband, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, cheating wife, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, danger, nothing to lose, man-woman relation, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
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53%
Hands of a Stranger (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.
Plot: sex scene, long haired male, blackmail, footsie under the table, rapist, bondage, evidence, blindfolded, investigation, adultery, infidelity, gagged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
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52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, neo-noir, rivalry, hostages, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Truth Beneath (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an extremely close national assembly race, Jong-chan wins the nomination of his party. He and his wife Yeon-hong are fully committed to the campaign and when their teenager daughter Min-jin goes missing, Jong-chan convinces Yeon-hong not to ...
Style: non-linear
Plot: disappearance, election campaign, revenge, female director, teen angst, infidelity, blackmail, teenage daughter, murder, politician, wiretap
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50%
Little White Lies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The public facade and private life of an aspiring politician and his wife. This film reveals the little white lies that lead to revenge, blackmail and a fight for life.
Plot: blackmail, accusation, marriage, police, stranger, female director, family relations, wealth, cheating, money
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Black List (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the trial of a judge who was found with a prostitute, a list of clients pops up. It contains the names of some very influential judges and politicians. Then, dead bodies and death threats erupt. Jacques is the trial judge and his own life seems ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: blackmail, courtroom, prostitution, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crime, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, undercover, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Keys to Tulsa (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, love triangle, crimes, love and romance, drug dealing, dishonesty, journalism, murder, brother brother relationship, murder witness, family secret, plot twist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
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Veil (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The temptation to have a one night stand leads a man to a distant town and a woman with a dark agenda. When he doesn't return, it falls upon his black sheep sister to uncover the truth of what happened.
Plot: one night stand, murder, chat room, wedding, marriage, one-night stand
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45%
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The Guilty (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: false accusation, law firm, crime, crimes, love affair, danger, deadly, society, social differences, infidelity, rivalry, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Unconditional Love (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young criminal kidnaps a couple's young son and then blackmails them into committing his crime instead of asking for a ransom.
Plot: psychological abuse, kidnapping, blackmail, adoption, ransom, revenge, strength, couples
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, hitman, obsession, trial, legal, single parent, courtroom drama, legal action, court case, blackmail, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Run to Ground (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Some wounds never heal. In a rundown East European town, the everyday lives of three working people are violently disrupted: a boy goes missing, a woman is stalked, and a man comes face to face with the killer of his child. A sinister chill grips ...
Plot: autumn, doctor, teacher, kidnapping, waitress, blackmail, children, stalker, gym teacher, multiple storylines, revenge
Place: eastern europe, central europe
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41%
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Wild Things (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but ...
Style: tense, erotic, twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, seduction, blackmail, dangerous attraction, teachers and students, desire, mind game, strong sexual content, crime, rape, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 298
Linda (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective spouses, Paul and Stella. - From IMDB
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: infidelity, neo noir, false accusation, murder, conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, couples, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Break-Up Nightmare (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Barbara learns that nude photos of her daughter have been put up on a revenge porn site, she vows to get them taken down. But the site's administrator and his followers refuse, threatening Barbara's family in retaliation. Barbara ...
Plot: stalker, social media, abduction, van, blackmail, internet, mother daughter relationship, captive, tied feet
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 4K
Vulgar (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Vulgar is about a man who is a children's clown but has not been getting much luck lately. He lives in a cheap apartment which he can't even afford. Bums are constantly sleeping in his run down car and crashing on his lawn. He has a ...
Style: psychological, dark humor, bleak, disturbing, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: homosexual rape, gang rape, vengeance, psychopath, serial killer, crime, crimes, destiny, clown, hostage, hostages, killer clown ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%