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: mental disorder, death, murder, on the run, police captain, falsely accused, murderer, police officer, murder of wife, false accusation

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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, crimes, police officer, danger, deadly and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pendulum: A Crime of Passion (1999), Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971), Intrusive Behavior (2013), Heads or Tails (1980), The Todd Killings (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, false accusation, stepmother, doctor, mystery, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, death, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, false accusation of murder, physician, bound and gagged ...
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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, revenge, drugs, surrealism, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, french giallo
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76%
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: insanity, fear, police officer, reporter, hospital, police, sister, murder, investigation, craziness, death, court ...
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76%
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Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: french, false accusation, murder, sex, death, suspect, police, suspicion, police inspector, police officer
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76%
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The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: slasher, splatter
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, teenage girl, death, police, teenager, small town, drugs, burial, high school, homosexual ...
Place: california, tucson arizona, arizona
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68%
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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.
Style: cult film
Plot: racism, death, cemetery, burglar, school teacher, rescue, hitman, kidnapping, stalking, musician, witness, murder ...
Place: new york
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68%
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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 ...
Style: slasher
Plot: murder, kidnapping, rape and revenge, death, sexual assault, attempted rape, rape, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), mass murder, murder of a nude woman, jewel robbery ...
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67%
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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, lawyer, juvenile delinquent, hypnosis, falsely accused, dead children, physical abuse, female nudity, street gang, assassination, female judge ...
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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: death, murder, hitman, biker, police officer, family relations, suburbs, police, husband wife relationship, organized crime, drug dealer, criminal underworld ...
Place: montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: death, money, police, redemption, murder, fire, sex scene, drug addict, priest, drugs, corpse, gangsters ...
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55%
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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, doctor, death, illegal immigrant, organ theft, emergency room, insurance fraud, hospital, murder, heart transplant, insurance agent, insurance investigator ...
Place: los angeles, california
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55%
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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, cousin, psycho, two killers, strangler, police detective, psychopath, investigation, rape, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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51%
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, rough, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murderer, murder, death, police, rape, crimes, rapist, serial murder, maniac, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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51%
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: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, court, adultery, city, murder, infidelity, sex in car, police officer, pregnancy
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49%
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, warden, rookie, gunfight, revenge, father daughter relationship, judge, partner, evidence, priest ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, stalker, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, photographer, death, new neighbor, crimes, teenager, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, lifetime, death, rivalry, true crime, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
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47%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: murderer, serial killer, legend, serial murder, death, murder, spy, obsession, criminal, obsessed fan, urban legend, unfulfilled love ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Cannibal Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too. He then has to kill his brother, his brother’s fiancée and his father, who have become ...
Style: slasher, macabre, gothic, political, serious ...
Plot: cannibal, serial killer, murder, gay, exploitation, fratricide, male nudity, female nudity, mental disorder, butcher, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, woman in danger, diamond, mother, heist, daughter, criminal, murder, gangsters, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
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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: erotic, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, suburbs, murder, society, crimes, psychopath, suburban life, family life, death, secret, privacy, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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43%
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, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: women in prison, prison, women's prison, lesbian, lust, wrongful conviction, blonde, female nudity, lesbianism, female prisoner, lgbt, exploitation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
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43%
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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: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychiatrist, chase, psychopath, on the road, desert, murder, woman in danger, rivalry, on the run, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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42%
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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, homicide detective, best friend, assassin, investigation
Place: las vegas
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42%
Too Good to Be True (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.
Plot: sister, murder, sociopath, husband wife relationship, death, expectant father, female killer, sister sister relationship, female psychopath, miscarriage, pregnant woman, jealousy ...
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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: death, murder, male nudity, grandmother, past, hunted, german american, injury
Place: morocco, germany
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42%
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Hard Vice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vice cop and her partner investigate a string of murders apparently tied to high-priced Las Vegas call girls.
Plot: woman with a gun, serial killer, gunfight, police officer, prostitution, partner, investigation, call girl, murder, female nudity, sex scene, sex ...
Place: las vegas
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40%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, rape and murder, murder, crimes, psychopath, who done it, strong violent content, police detective, law enforcement, stalking, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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40%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry, drug dealing, revenge, murder, death of father, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, new york, bronx new york city
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39%