Movies like The Horseplayer

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The Horseplayer (1990)
 6.1
 128
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: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: neo noir, horse race, liquor store, neo-noir, gambling, murder

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Most similar movies to The Horseplayer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and cult film films with plots about murder, neo noir, crimes, dishonesty, female nudity, deadly and neo-noir mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Horseplayer: Above Suspicion (1995), Brainstorm (1965), Dead Boyz Can't Fly (1992), Sorry, Wrong Number (1989), Glass Chin (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, paralysis, courtroom, police, uncover truth, murder, family problems, disorder, spouse killer, spouse in danger, disability, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 491
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, suicide attempt, rivalry, crime, mentally unstable, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, infidelity, affair, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female nudity, fake doctor, rape, murder of a nude woman, yo yo, nudity (full frontal - brief), throat slitting, murder, killing spree, stabbed in the stomach, off screen murder, shot in the eye ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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.
Plot: gambling, telephone, trapped, hypochondriac, disease, heir, insurance, fireworks, investigator, scheme, conspiracy, warning ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 783
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: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological
Plot: boxer, neo noir, neo-noir, murder, restaurant, christmas, revenge, danger, rivalry, crimes, boxing, buddhism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.0
 189
Dead Cert (1974)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
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: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, jockey, horse race, horse, mystery, danger, investigation, dishonesty, gambling, destiny, deadly, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.9
 319
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: gambling, murder, hitchhiking, law enforcement, life is a bitch, addiction, down on your luck, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.3
 179
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, cult film
Plot: amnesia, seduction, husband wife relationship, drunkenness, drink, drinking, flashback, father son relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), real estate development, promiscuous woman, overalls ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 106
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, amateur detective, missing person, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 88
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: sex, flashback, murder, father, search, runaway, incest, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: erotic thriller, sexy legs, leg, handcuffed man, legs, blindfold, erotica, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, controversial, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, parade, torture, state affairs, assassination, legal, life is a bitch, folk, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, neo noir, human, lottery ticket
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 34
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.
Plot: neo-noir, neo noir, femme fatale, arizona desert, murder, hitchhiking, stolen identity
Time: 1940s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, cult film, sexploitation film
Plot: dead woman on bed, exploitation, bare breasts, sexploitation, lesbianism, police detective, dead woman, shooting a woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, murder, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: psychological, suspenseful, clever, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, betrayal, friendship, neo noir, false accusation, frame up, psychopath, boss, neo-noir, danger, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 2K
Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, amnesia, evil twin, deadly, love and romance, disorder, family relations, danger, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 807
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, pregnancy, nightlife, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 110
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: murder, obsession, mystery, investigation, crimes, erotica, femme fatale, who done it, neo noir, college life, school, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: strangulation, switchblade, two on a motorcycle, thrown from a car, nail gun, stripper, g string, erotica, sermon, confession, garrote, murder of a prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 790
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, criminal heroes, drug dealing, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: child in peril, murder, family crisis, tickling, preacher, treasure
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 869
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, tense, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, neo noir, redemption, social decay, emotionless, crimes, danger, corpse, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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An Act of War (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Battling insomnia and undiagnosed PTSD, a war veteran works nights as a projectionist at a decrepit theater. While struggling to adapt to civilian life, he soon finds himself tangled in an inescapable web of seduction, addiction, and violence.
Plot: post traumatic stress disorder, veteran, loneliness, post war, obsession, murder, drugs, neo noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 86K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, neo-noir, deadly, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: cult film, erotic, psychotronic, sexual, sexy
Plot: satan, strangulation, stockings, erotica, exotic dancer, stripper, strip club, legs, female nudity, sexy legs, pretty legs, blonde bombshell
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 1K
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, twists and turns, tense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family business, family problems, crimes, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 160
The Kill-Off (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is set in a small coastal community in New Jersey where the only action in town is a nightclub called The Pavilion. The owner, Pete (played by Jackson Sims), can barely make the payroll so in an effort to bring in more business, he hires a ...
Plot: neo noir, gossip, bartender, neo-noir, female director, janitor, stripper, murder
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 514
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: sexploitation film, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: man and woman naked in bed, mansion, security, footsie under the table, sexploitation, gym, sex in bed, oral sex, missionary position, interracial sex, murder, black man white woman sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, master criminal, haunted by the past, confined, dishonesty, friendship, couples, unlikely partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes, neo noir, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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