Movies like Before He Wakes

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Before He Wakes (1998)
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Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that she'll stop at nothing to protect her secrets.
Plot: murder, black widow, money, religion, christianity, family relations, court, trial, divorce, deception, greed, widow, hypocrisy, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, true crime, high school basketball, basketball coach, shot in the head, life insurance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, deception, court, family relations, crimes, trial and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like Before He Wakes: The Perfect Neighbor (2005), Gone in the Night (1996), Night of the Hunter (1991), Amy Fisher: My Story (1992), My Stepson, My Lover (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Neighbor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Kansas City, the deranged middle-age Donna Germaine stabs and kills her lover, when he calls off their relationship to stay with his wife. Donna uses an excuse to move to the house of her aunt, and she becomes obsessed in their neighbor, the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, tense, complex
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, marriage, murder, betrayal, neighbor, attraction, starting over, marital problem
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100%
Gone in the Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A couple is unjustly accused of the murder of their daughter. Based on a true story and book of the same title.
Plot: parent child relationship, private investigator, trial, daughter, child murder, false accusation, court, kidnapping, murder, husband wife relationship, news reporter, intruder
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
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66%
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, treasure, preacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Amy Fisher: My Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she confessed to Fisher has nothing to lose by telling how ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: true crime, teenager, older man younger woman relationship, nymph, hunting, teenage girl, investigation, high school, attack, infidelity, femme fatale, crimes of passion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: True story based on Jodi Arias, a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander, who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. ...
Style: serious, suspense
Plot: true crime, murder, male friendship, male bonding, obsession, party, trial, sex, court, friendship between men, female assassin, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Stepson, My Lover (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kind nurse finds herself embroiled in a tense and potentially deadly family affair when she falls for the son of her ruthless new husband.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: sex with stepson, older man younger woman marriage, murder, dishonesty, legal action, battle of the sexes, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, hotel ...
Time: 90s
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53%
Billionaire Boys Club (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establishes a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, exciting, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: money, greed, murder, lie, social differences, scheme, escapades, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, deception, cheating ...
Time: year 1980, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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53%
Too Good to Be True (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.
Plot: murder, sister, sociopath, pregnant, sister sister relationship, pregnant wife, expectant father, death, jealousy, pregnant woman, female sociopath, falling down stairs ...
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What We Did That Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con Henry (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and contacts his old college frat members about a murder that they committed years earlier. They have to return to move the body to a new location before it is ...
Plot: murder, revenge, friendship, ex convict, grave digging, secret, prank, mockery, digging a grave, corpse, dark secret
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46%
Le monte-charge (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a Christmas night, an ex-convict ,Robert Herbin, meets a beautiful Italian married woman Marthe Drévet ,who has got a lot of things to hide . She lives in an old house ,the first floor of which is a big workshop where a service elevator leads to ...
Plot: murder, deception, femme fatale, christmas, ex convict, police, christmas tree, parisian suburb, movie theatre, murder disguised as suicide, christmas eve, elevator ...
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46%
The Beneficiary (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Lust, desire and money motivate a greedy woman to murder her philandering rich husband.
Plot: rough sex, murder, corruption, crime investigation, conspiracy, anal sex, deception, seduction, adultery
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44%
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Madtown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A stand-up comedian confesses to a murder on-stage at an open mic night to a shocked audience - his crime the result of a deadly triangle formed between his older sister, just released from prison after a 20-year stay for the murder of their ...
Style: bleak, captivating, suspense, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, surprise party, brother sister relationship, murder trial, shot in the head, shot in the chest, vinyl record, interview, comedy club, birthday, shot to death, suicide by gunshot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, deception, infidelity, trial, marriage, court
Place: malaysia
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42%
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Imprint (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. After the teen is killed, she hears ghostly voices and sees strange visions ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, dying father, supernatural, haunted by the past, murder, self discovery, family relations, crimes, society, death in the family, juvenile delinquency, native american reservation ...
Place: south dakota
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Innuendo (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Finland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tuuli grows up in an oppressively religious and abusive family in Finland. To escape from the shadow of her angelic twin sister she travels to Melbourne, Australia. Curious of sexuality, she becomes a nude model for art classes. Her innocent surface ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: murder, identical twins, posing nude, nudity (full frontal - brief), australian, religion, chainsaw, nude model
Place: melbourne australia, finland, melbourne
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42%
Blind Man's Bluff (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind professor is accused by the police of killing his neighbor and must clear his name by finding the murderer.
Plot: neighbor, murder, blindness, accident, runaway, suspect
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41%
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Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, life is a bitch, parents and children, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Victimized (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Matt Miller has spent his entire life living in the shadows of his brother. He believes if his brother were to disappear then so would all his problems. So one deadly night Matt decides to take matters into his own hands.
Plot: murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, violence, gay, family relations
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Psychout for Murder (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mario consigns his girlfriend Licia to a whorehouse for an evening in order to get the photographic goods to blackmail her father with. To get her out of the way, Licia is then consigned to a mental hospital by her father.
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental breakdown, whodunit, family relations, seduction, corruption, brothel, injustice, greed, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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Dangerous Heart (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A cop begins to turn to booze and cocaine during a tough undercover assignment. When a big drug-buy goes sour and the cop ends up with a million in cash, he decides to take off with the money. The drug dealer catches up with him, but he dies before ...
Plot: love, drug dealer, murder, undercover, police, stolen money, funeral, cocaine, undercover cop, widow, redhead, death of husband ...
Place: california, oakland california
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38%
A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, fake identity, burned alive, insurance investigator, car accident, autopsy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elizabeth Montgomery plays serial killer, churchgoer, and grandmother Blanch Taylor Moore in this, one of her last films before her untimely passing. Childhood memories of her womanizing and abusive father fill Moore with a hidden rage towards all ...
Plot: murder, marriage, priest, court, black widow, serial killer, trial, investigation, poison
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Friends 'Til the End (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Suzanne were childhood friends, both singers, who have always been competing against each other. The insecure Suzanne, who usually lost all the competitions, grows emotionally disturbed and hyper-competitive and carrying a grudge against ...
Plot: sorority, stage fright, murder, deception, obsession, seduction, rock band, college life
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Five Desperate Women (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Five young women vacation together at a resort on an isolated island. They are the resort's only customers and, aside from the boat captain who brought them here and the resort's handyman, Wylie, the island's only inhabitants. When ...
Plot: island, sabotage, murder, stranded, stranded on an island, strangulation, dead woman on floor, female protagonist, dead woman on bed, terror, dog, barefoot ...
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35%
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Sugar Daddies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a girl with a promising future finds herself in financial straits, she makes an agreement with an older man and struggles to keep it secret.
Style: captivating, suspense
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, sugar daddy, jealousy, college, parent child relationship, money, debt, family relations, infidelity, father daughter relationship, mistress, cheating girlfriend ...
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34%
Lady in Waiting (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A divorced cop investigating the sadistic murders of high-class prostitutes discovers that the prime suspect is his ex-wife's new boyfriend...
Plot: serial killer, sex scene, strangulation, false accusation, female full frontal nudity, orgy, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, murder of a nude woman, ex husband ex wife relationship, woman on top, murder ...
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34%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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33%
Careful What You Wish For (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.
Style: suspense, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, adultery, infidelity, betrayal, erotic thriller, murder, dangerous attraction, manipulations, seduction, neighbor, greed, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, on the run, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, fugitives, law enforcement, investigation, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: murder, overbearing mother, psychopath, domineering mother, husband wife relationship, doctor
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31%