Movies like The Big Hurt

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The Big Hurt (1986)
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The Big Hurt (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reporter looking into the death of a research scientist finds more deaths connected to the man, including some dubious "suicides". He discovers that the scientist may have been killed to cover up a secret government plot concerning mind-control drugs that have been tested on unknowing civilians, and he becomes involved with the scientist's daughter, who is trying to clear her father's name.
Plot: scientist, investigation, female nudity, suicide, journalist, conspiracy, neo noir, scientific experiment, father daughter relationship, murder, reporter, femme fatale, government, mind control, secret service agent, newspaper, death of mother, cover up, investigative reporter, newspaper editor

Most similar movies to The Big Hurt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, neo noir, crimes, crime, female nudity and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Big Hurt: Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998), Midnight Edition (1993), The Exquisite Cadaver (1969), The Underneath (1995), Touch and Die (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter gets in their way of two cops assigned to investigate a serial killer who became active around Christmas time..
Plot: police partner, investigation, serial killer, police, christmas, female nudity, lesbian sex, murder, reporter
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Midnight Edition (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After interviewing a convicted killer, a reporter becomes obsessed with his mesmerizing subject. When his life is threatened, he comes to his senses, but it may be too late to save his family.
Plot: death row, newspaper, reporter, murder, neo noir, escaped convict
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Exquisite Cadaver (1969)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A publisher of novels begins to receive packets containing macabre: members of a female corpse. The appearance of a mysterious woman who seems related packages will lead to a situation of dramatic denouement.
Plot: murder, lesbian relationship, severed head, lsd, unfaithful husband, tape recording, corpse, dead woman, suicide, affair, severed arm, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crimes, crime, neo-noir, going straight, couples, wedding, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Touch and Die (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, USA, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Martin Sheen stars as an American newsman in Rome who begins to investigate the appearance of several corpses found throughout Europe with their hands cut off. He soon uncovers not only plots of plutonium theft, but also of nuclear arms deals and ...
Plot: smuggling, journalist, plutonium, newspaper, atomic bomb, father daughter relationship, political campaign, hitman, nuclear, investigation, suicide, exploding car ...
Place: rome italy, africa, europe, paris france, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.6
 2K
The Formula (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil company finds out about it and tries to destroy the formula and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, mystery, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, world war two, conspiracy, police detective ...
Place: west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Killer Instinct (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An up and coming lawyer gets turned over for a case he'd been working on for a long while. The D.A.'s niece then decides to help the young lawyer by first blackmailing, then eventually plotting the murder of the D.A., all the while ...
Plot: sex, love, betrayal, ambition, crimes of passion, jealousy, murder, conspiracy, investigation, lawyer, erotica, politician
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.3
 491
Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, prostitute, danger, profanity, urban ghetto, strong sexual content, inventions and discoveries, working undercover, police corruption, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.1
 387
Sins of Desire (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a beautiful young girl dies mysteriously after being treated at a sex therapy clinic, her sister Kay (Tanya Roberts), goes undercover to find out who is responsible.
Plot: bisexual woman, sex in bed, undressing, breasts, missing person, nurse, investigation, undercover, nipples, woman on top, fat man, tape recorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 126
Indraprastham (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Chitra Narayan, a political journalist with Observer Daily in Delhi, is in love with Kiran Verma, a budding actor. She intrudes into the illegal affairs of Paul B. Issac, a Delhi-based politician. Paul B. Issac commits a murder and gets actor ...
Plot: caress, navel, sensuality, journalist, caressing, love, framed for murder, rain, lust, reporter, murder
Place: delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 69
Murder Story (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Aspiring young novelist Tony Zonis (Alexis Denisof) wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope (Christopher Lee). Together, they pick through random newspaper stories, ...
Plot: newspaper clipping, shot in the face, murder, on the run, assassin, conspiracy, amateur detective, cover up, writers, newspaper article, mentor, fantasy becomes reality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 24
Red Ink (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A female doctor is shot by police who think she pulled a gun on them. A reporter looks into the case and discovers links to the deaths of several black children.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological
Plot: investigation, murder, female doctor, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, police, child murder, violence, doctor, african american, police officer, latex gloves ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 57K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, strangulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, uruguay, paris france, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 663
Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, injustice, frame up, vigilantism, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Betrayals & Bullets: The Dame (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
Story: After the murder of his girlfriend, a gang enforcer sets out to find out who perpetrated the killing.
Plot: murder, neo noir, firearm, betrayal, respect, revenge, neo-noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 5K
Goldstone (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: GOLDSTONE, the award-winning new feature from Australian auteur Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), is a complex and stylish crime thriller that explores themes of racism, human trafficking, police corruption, corporate malfeasance, and the trampling of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: corruption, australian, missing person, desert, small town, police, trailer, australian aboriginal, danger, crimes, outback, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Killer Among Us (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, teenage life, dishonesty, death of mother, murder suspect, crime, adultery, male bonding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 68
Blackout (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Plot: city, investigation, neo-noir, neo noir, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, private detective, gangster, blood, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.3
 1K
Zid (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A girl falls in a love with a journalist, who is still involved with his ex girlfriend. The pair get trapped in a hit and run case. Will they be able to prove their innocence?
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: erotic thriller, love triangle, obsessive love, obsession, murder, breakup, hit and run, investigation, mystery, accident, vertigo, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 656
Crime Scenes (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Une jeune femme disparaît mystérieusement de l'auberge de ses parents. Deux policiers de la Crim' de Paris sont chargés de l'affaire. Mais des tâches de sang trouvés dans un prospectus laisse présager le pire...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, disappearance, suspect, husband wife relationship, missing daughter, evidence, female nudity, unsolved crime, serial killer, anonymous letter, heart attack, search ...
Place: versailles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Nightmare (1983)
Genre: Horror, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail...and murder.
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, slasher, prostitution, transvestite, female nudity, drowning, bathtub, nude woman murdered, stripper, strip club, throat slitting, large breasts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 34K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, violence, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Contract (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Young police officer Roger is on the trail of the international master assassin, while the assassin follows his plan to murder Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hitman, assassination, investigation, murder, politics, law enforcement, state affairs, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, head of state ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 289
Raw Nerve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cop, who is losing his sanity, lures his girlfriend and his former partner into the dangers of arson, robbery, and murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, police corruption, neo noir, terminal illness, interracial relations, betrayal, crimes, gang, partners, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, woman in danger, kidnapping, journalism, serial killer, deadly, danger, crimes, police investigation, mystery, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Special Killers (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sandro, a detective, finds his wife strangled. His girl-friend Tiffany, who works as photographer, makes a "Blow up" from a photo, what Sandro finds beside the victim. Sandro and Tiffany are looking for the woman on the photo, Laura. They ...
Plot: photograph, sibling relationship, blackmail, darkroom, investigation, nightclub, sex, corruption, husband wife relationship, hitman, french giallo, chase ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 134K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, murder, politics, newspaper, corruption, journalist, congress, reporter, investigative journalism, investigation, assassination, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 884
Dead Time (2007)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A nameless country is in a state of chaos as natural disasters, corruption, and street justice rise. Part of the people grow more violent, the other part hope for the arrival of a promised leader.
Plot: journalist, police officer, mystery, decapitation, gore, treasure, neo noir, murder, gay interest, mysticism, death, police detective ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Black Panther (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Style: cult film
Plot: kidnapping, bank robbery, ex military, falling down stairs, stealing a car, newspaper, photograph, post office, phone booth, pubic hair, looking at self in mirror, bare breasts ...
Time: year 1975, year 1972, year 1974, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.6
 770
Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, small town, social relations, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%