Movies like The Horseplayer

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The Horseplayer (1990)
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The Horseplayer (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A blonde (Sammi Davis) seduces a quirky liquor-store worker (Brad Dourif) as inspiration for her artist boyfriend (M.K. Harris).
Style: neo noir, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: horse race, gambling, murder, liquor store, neo-noir

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Most similar movies to The Horseplayer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, female nudity, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief) and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Horseplayer: The Pass (1998), Above Suspicion (1995), Dead Boyz Can't Fly (1992), Brainstorm (1965), Sorry, Wrong Number (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
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The Pass (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem which has led to his wife leaving him, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, neo noir, suspenseful
Plot: murder, gambling, hitchhiking, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, down on your luck, police corruption, addiction, heroine, desert ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Above Suspicion (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dempsey Cain is an honored cop, a loving husband and father, and mentor to his handsome younger brother. Then a drug dealer's bullet paralyzes him for life and Dempsey's world is shattered. Suddenly, his wife and brother seem to care less ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police, courtroom, paralysis, sexual content, spouse in danger, spouse killer, family problems, disability, disorder, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Dead Boyz Can't Fly (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Buzz shows his artwork to Norman at the employment agency. Norman laughs in his face. Buzz takes this personally and later returns to the office building with his friends Goose and Jo Jo. They systematically terrorize the people in different offices ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder of a nude woman, rape, psychopath, killing spree, female nudity, murder, fake doctor, yo yo, shot in the eye, off screen murder, stabbed in the stomach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 557
Brainstorm (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brainstorm, released in 1965, is a late film noir whose male protagonist at first prevents the suicide of his employer's wife, falls in love with her, and is later driven to crime and insanity.
Style: neo noir, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, suicide attempt, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, rivalry, insanity, affair, court, train ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Sorry, Wrong Number (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a famous play, follows a bedridden wife who overhears a murder plan on her phone. She tries to piece the puzzle together and prevent it.
Style: neo noir
Plot: murder, gambling, insurance, hypochondriac, drugs, disease, trapped, blackmail, heir, wedding, warning, scheme ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 862
Glass Chin (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After going down in the fifth round, boxer Bud Gordon bowed out of the limelight. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. In an effort to get back in the game, he makes a ...
Style: neo noir, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: boxer, murder, restaurant, christmas, revenge, rivalry, crimes, boxing, buddhism, restaurateur, danger, boxing gym
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.9
 215
Dead Cert (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As a surprise, two horse owners decide to ride their animals themselves in a steeplechase. But Bill Davidson's horse "Admiral" behaves weirdly, and falls hard after an obstacle. Bill dies from his injuries. His friend Alan York ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: murder, horse race, jockey, horse, destiny, gambling, investigation, mystery, best friends, dishonesty, crimes, gang ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 10K
Bad Influence (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, clever, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, betrayal, friendship, psychopath, false accusation, frame up, boss, power relations, couples, rivalry, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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 ⇓
54%
 6.7
 77K
Killer Joe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).
Style: neo noir, rough, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, psychopath, deal, police detective, greed, crimes, insurance, parents and children, dark humor, family relations, corrupt law enforcer, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 106
Blackout (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl returns to her hometown in search of her father, gradually her childhood memories returns; a childhood with incest and violence.
Style: cult film
Plot: flashback, murder, violence, incest, father, sex, runaway, search
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is torn between two women and his own violent self, born of child abuse.
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: female nudity, erotica, erotic thriller, blindfold, legs, sexy legs, handcuffed man
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 242
Jezebel's Kiss (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Someone runs a woman (Katherine Barrese) off a beach road; she sleeps with a developer (Malcolm McDowell), his son and a sheriff to get even.
Style: psychotronic, neo noir, cult film
Plot: seduction, amnesia, promiscuous woman, sex scene, woman on top, nudity (full frontal - brief), lust, erotica, sex, female nudity, revenge, caress ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, folk, uncover truth, political intrigue, political corruption, graphic violence, ira, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 51
Detour (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A nightclub piano player (Tom Neal Jr.) hitchhikes to the West Coast and soon figures into two deaths.
Style: neo noir
Plot: hitchhiking, stolen identity, murder, femme fatale, arizona desert
Time: 1940s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 95K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, gas station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 2K
Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After finding a wallet in the street tepper calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, cons and scams, gambling, crimes, human, wedding ring, male protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, false identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 132
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, music band, artists and showbiz, performer's life, who done it, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 889
Shadow Hours (2000)
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: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, nightlife, nightshift, murder, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Brick Dollhouse (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Five women explain to the police the events leading up to the murder of their roommate, an exotic dancer.
Style: psychotronic, sexploitation film, cult film
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), sexploitation, murder, lesbian, lesbianism, exploitation, dead woman, sex, erotica, exotic dancer, stripper, orgy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Final Judgement (1992)
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 ...
Plot: confession, murder of a prostitute, sermon, arson, female nudity, stripper, weightlifting, art gallery, sex with a priest, priest, erotica, nude model ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 911
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: neo noir, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), addiction, mystery, drug abuse, law enforcement, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Night of the Hunter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A false preacher ingratiates himself with a dead man's family to find where he hid the money from a robbery.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: treasure, child in peril, preacher, murder, family crisis, tickling
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Just for the Hell of It (1968)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A teenage gang led by the vicious Dexter; his girlfriend Mitzi; and friends Denny and Lummonx; create havoic in a small Florida town by harrassing various people, vandalizing property, well... just for the hell of it. When a former gang member, ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: beach, vandalism, rape, hedonism, juvenile delinquent, exploitation, female nudity, violence, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gang, police ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 598
Night Eyes II (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Security expert Will Griffith has been hired to secure the mansion of South American expatriate Hector Mejenes...
Style: psychotronic, sexploitation film, cult film
Plot: orgasm, security, mansion, erotica, female nudity, male full rear nudity, dead, interracial sex, sex scene, oral sex, killer, femme fatale ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 976
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Naked Obsession (1990)
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: sexy, sexual, erotic, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: strangulation, satan, strip club, exotic dancer, female nudity, stripper, erotica, stockings, legs, blonde bombshell, sexy legs, pretty legs
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Three for the Devil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, master criminal, couples, friendship, criminal heroes, confined, drug dealing, dishonesty, unlikely partners, hotel, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, criminal heroes, partners, on the run, misfit partners, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 2K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, sexy, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: family problems, infidelity, drifter, murder, betrayal, family business, crimes, couples, love and romance, cheating wife, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%