Movies like City of Tiny Lights

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City of Tiny Lights (2016)
 5.5
 2K
City of Tiny Lights (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, serious, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: missing person, investigation, prostitute, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark past, missing woman, private detective, religious fanatic, christmas, teenager, drug abuse, party, bodyguard, assassin, hotel, cancer, hostage, suicide, islam, businessman, drugs, hospital, ethnic slur, racial slur, secret ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london

Most similar movies to City of Tiny Lights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, investigation, crimes, betrayal, violence, gun and photograph mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like City of Tiny Lights: Lost Girls (2020), The Snowman (2017), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Shifty (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, 911, missing child, missing, disappearance, depression, doctor, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
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The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: surprise ending, serious, melancholic, suspense, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, snow, snowman, missing woman, murder, police detective, clue, missing person, blood, drunkenness, doctors ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1989, 2010s ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, murder of wife, mafia, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.6
 263K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, missing child, private detective, tragic event, death, life is a bitch, crimes, police, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 3K
Shifty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: drug dealer, police, crimes, betrayal, haunted by the past, dealer, heroin, cocaine, save the day, rivalry, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 40K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police corruption, child abuse, police brutality, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, police detective, drug dealing, police shootout, drug overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 44K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, murder of family, sibling relationship, witness, prison, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1968, 80s ...
Place: kansas, oklahoma, california, missouri, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, chase, murder, teamwork ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 3K
Marlowe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Los Angeles private-eye Philip Marlowe is trying to locate the brother of his new client, a woman named Orfamay Quest. The trail leads to two men who deny any knowledge of the brother's existence. Both are soon killed by an ice pick, so Marlowe ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, private detective, missing person, betrayal, femme fatale, gangsters, investigation, blackmail, dishonesty, intrigue, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, rivals, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime boss, criminal, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 9K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 5K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, missing person, soldier, mystery, intrigue, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 78K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, conspiracy, politics, election, political corruption, crime, crimes, uncover truth, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 311K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, rape, femme fatale, investigation, surveillance, corruption, investigator, deception, secret, threat, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 2K
Hustle (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things don't get any better when the dead girl's father ...
Style: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitute, loss of daughter, hostage, beach, police, suicide, crimes, crime, police investigation, high priced lawyer, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 1991, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 53K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, deadly, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 185K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, life turned upside down, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.5
 129K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, private investigator, private detective, crimes, danger, s&m, mystery, sexual perversion, strong violent content, perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 226K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, forest, rape, violence, murder investigation, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 3K
Tony Rome (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tony Rome, a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat, is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter, and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
Style: witty, clever, suspenseful, neo noir, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, prostitute, beach, graphic violence, tough heroes, power relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: miami, usa, florida, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 24K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, conspiracy, stalking, psychopath, mystery, perversity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 112K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, dishonesty, mind control, crimes, memory loss, heist, disorder, amnesia, art thief, manipulation, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.3
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, investigation, betrayal, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 643K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, vigilantism, disappearance, child abduction, torture, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 52K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, jazz, rescue, hotel room, doctor, crimes, crime, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 64K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, lawyers and clients, suicide, lawyer, investigation, danger, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, brother, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, memphis, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 14K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 17K
The Dry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, murder investigation, elderly man, australian, violence, police, death, male female relationship, family relations, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 9K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%