Movies like Pendulum

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Pendulum (1969)
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Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer.
Plot: death, murder, on the run, falsely accused, police captain, murderer, false accusation, murder of wife, police officer

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, death, police officer, crimes, police, danger and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pendulum: Heads or Tails (1980), The Red Spider (2015), Intrusive Behavior (2013), Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971), Deadly Hero (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since his wife died, Inspector Louis Baroni (Philippe Noiret) has become a virtual recluse, preferring the solitude of his quiet house to the company of others. His period of mournful contemplation is broken when he is called out to look into the ...
Plot: police officer, false accusation, french, police inspector, suspicion, police, murder, sex, suspect, death
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The Red Spider (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karol, an ordinary young man, runs into a much older man, whom he believes to be a Red Spider, the terrifying serial killer, prowling the streets of Cracow in 1960s. Karol becomes obsessed with the man and spies on him.
Plot: murderer, legend, female nudity, undressing, communism, serial murder, death, murder
Place: poland
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77%
Intrusive Behavior (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Years after the institutionalizing and abandoning of their mentally unstable daughter, the Kilpatrick family becomes victim to mental instabilities of their own as their past comes back to haunt them.
Plot: police officer, insanity, fear, evil, court, death, tire iron, rape, blood, hospital, police, sister ...
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71%
Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Interpol investigates the freelance killings of drug and porn peddlers.
Plot: murder, heroin, nudity (full frontal - brief), french giallo, revenge, drugs, female nudity, surrealism, exploitation
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69%
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Deadly Hero (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Officer Lacy is an 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department who finds himself demoted from detective back to patrol duty for his violent tendencies and trigger-happy behavior.
Plot: musician, music teacher, criminal, murder, knife held to throat, racial slur, cemetery, burglar, school teacher, ends with freeze frame, racism, african american ...
Place: new york
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62%
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Vengeance (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four hoodlums break into a jeweller's house and brutally murder him, his wife and daughter. On the run they kidnap Jenny, a Senator's grand daughter and her boyfriend, but discover that the two will not be taken easily. In the melee that ...
Plot: murder, sexual assault, attempted rape, kidnapping, death, murder of a nude woman, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, mass murder, rape, lifting up dress, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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61%
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Judgement (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A juvenile court judge goes out of her way to try to aid a young man whom she believes has innocently gotten involved with a gang.
Plot: murder, judge, wheelchair, juvenile delinquent, female nudity, blood, physical abuse, dead children, hypnotism, gang member, police officer, female judge ...
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58%
And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Style: neo noir
Plot: murder, hitman, death, loyalty, organized crime, gun, criminal, pursuit, violence, video tape, raid, police ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
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A Crime of Passion (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a physician is murdered, his eldest daughter is accused of the crime, but the man's seductive new wife may not be all that she appears.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, stepmother, false accusations, doctor, mystery, tied to a chair, false accusation of murder, bound and gagged, physician, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, husband wife relationship, death ...
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51%
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Permanent (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Six unrelated people must push through their past and the mob underworld to discover what has controlled each of them all these years. Sex, Drugs, Guns and God have created a series of events which will leave each of them changed forever.
Plot: drug addict, death, redemption, mob, murderer, gangsters, police officer, prostitute, drugs, gangster, gunshot, sex scene ...
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Midnighters (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a ...
Style: bleak, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, gothic
Plot: backwoods, murder, dysfunctional marriage, new year's eve, trap, moral dilemma, car accident, accidental killing, trapped, husband wife relationship, death, cover-up ...
Place: new england
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50%
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Donor Unknown (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Type A insurance fraud investigator Nick Stillman has his life extended by a heart transplant, only to be dismayed to discover that his donor was murdered so Nick could live.
Plot: evil doctor, emergency room, death, doctor, heart transplant, murder, insurance agent, heart surgery, operation, organ donation, organ theft, illegal immigrant ...
Place: los angeles, california
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50%
Double Jeopardy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A naive 16 year old waitress falls for a corrupt, married police officer. When she falls pregnant, her lover plots her murder.
Plot: court, pregnancy, infidelity, city, sex in car, trial, police officer, murder, adultery
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46%
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Plot: true crime, cheerleader, death, tied feet, survivor, kidnapping, murder, 16 year old, instagram, abduction, father daughter relationship, fbi agent
Place: idaho, california, san diego california
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Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
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45%
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mike Stone's back and his old partner, Steve Keller, is missing. So Mike heads up an investigation. At the same time, he is investigating another brutal murder. And he is trying to decide which of two inspectors shall he recommend for the ...
Plot: murder, mystery, disappearance, priest, gunfight, police officer, police, warden, rookie, police captain, drug addict, revolver ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: san francisco
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45%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, police, death, murderer, rapist, serial murder, violence, brutality, maniac, psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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Stalked By My Neighbor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl and her mother escape to suburban safety after a home invasion scares them out of the city, but they're soon menaced by a sinister figure.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: home invasion, murder, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, death, new neighbor, single mother, photographer, camera, crimes, danger, fight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, redemption, witness protection, murder, violence, crime, graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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41%
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Locked In (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: woman in danger, mother daughter relationship, single mother, heist, murder, mother, daughter, criminal, diamond, gangsters, deadly, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Style: splatter
Plot: murder, serial killer, teenage girl, drugs, repressed homosexual, death, burial, homosexual, sex, police, high school, teenager ...
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona
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41%
Girls in Prison (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars in a hellish womens prison where she is befriended by ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, women in prison, women's prison, frame up, false accusation, wrongful conviction, prison riot, anger, mccarthyism, lust, murder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
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40%
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The Colony (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, suburbs, murder, family life, psychopath, suburban life, society, deadly, crimes, death, secret, privacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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40%
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Red Herring (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Las Vegas homicide detective investigating his best friend uncovers a professional assassin.
Style: neo noir
Plot: murder, death, assassin, investigation, best friend, homicide detective
Place: las vegas
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40%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, murder, woman in danger, desert, chase, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, on the run, crime, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
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39%
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Dragnet (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday is called back from vacation to work with his partner, Off. Bill Gannon, on a missing persons case. Two amateur female models and a young war widow have vanished, having been last seen with one J. Johnson. In the course of tracking ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: bound and gagged, lapd, police, voyeurism, sergeant, rejection, photographer, death, trailer park, crime investigation, propaganda, dating service ...
Place: los angeles
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39%
The Two Lives of Daniel Shore (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller about a man haunted by a past trauma...
Plot: past, grandmother, injury, murder, male nudity, death, german american, hunted
Place: morocco, germany
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39%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger, physical appearance, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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39%
Reflections on a Crime (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Seven years ago, Regina (Mimi Rogers) was tried for the death. On the night before she becomes the first woman in over 40 years to be executed in a federal penitentiary, she befriends the lone, curious prison guard Colin Reeves (Billy Zane), who has ...
Plot: confession, drowning, prison, electrocution, murder, death, flashback, electric chair, murder of husband, death row, prison guard, gun ...
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39%