Movies like Final Cut 1989

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Final Cut (1989)
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Final Cut (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ‘Snuff film’ with a little boy witnessing a real life on-camera murder.
Plot: private detective, murder, filmmaker, bribery, child in peril, movie business, sexploitation, corrupt cop, video store, filmmaking, film making
Place: south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, revenge, private detective, female nudity and gangsters mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Final Cut: Starstruck (1995), Reason to Die (1990), Betrayals & Bullets: The Dame (2015), Guns & Lipstick (1995), Out on Bail (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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Starstruck (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Another serial killer is on the loose.
Plot: neck breaking, director, female nudity, female killer, filmmaker, private detective, woman's neck broken, woman kills a man, nudity (full frontal - brief), masked killer, murder, woman kills woman
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Reason to Die (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop sets up his girlfriend as a target in order to trap a serial killer.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: police officer, serial killer, pantyhose, reporter, switchblade, bounty hunter, sexploitation, female reporter, legs, female stockinged legs, psycho killer, child murder ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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.
Style: neo noir
Plot: murder, firearm, betrayal, respect, revenge, neo-noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Guns & Lipstick (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female private investigator's latest client turns up murdered, and she is thrust into a deadly underworld of bi-sexual strippers, a Chinese Godfather with a taste for young girls and the hunt for one very elusive gem.
Plot: private detective, prostitute, strip club, crime lord, stripper, villainess, crime boss, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbianism, murder, bartender, female detective ...
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 5.2
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Out on Bail (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: murder, sheriff, injustice, diner, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, mute or deaf, state affairs, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, danger, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Darker Than Amber (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rod Taylor plays John D. MacDonald's famous Florida PI Travis McGee. Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean ...
Plot: private detective, murder, rescue, cruise ship, revenge, doppelganger, fight, boat
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 75K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Big B is a 2007 Malayalam action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder, revenge, adoptive mother, social worker, corrupt politician, gang war, gangsters, crimes, investigation, danger, brother brother relationship, bodyguard ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, exploitation, surrealism
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bitter Flowers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In her turbulent life as a professional assassin, Sam has no choice but to go rogue to save the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl in the middle of the gang war she has unleashed.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Human Hyena (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The dead body of a young man who was kidnapped is found, the police looks for the kidnappers as a web of corruption its uncovered in the police department.
Plot: police, corruption, kidnapping, murder, corrupt, crime, crimes
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
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South Beach (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former NFL star Mack Derringer now works as a private detective. Someone is out to get Derringer and his ex-wife. Can Derringer put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together before its too late?
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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 3.8
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Legal Tender (1991)
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 5.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Murder Me, Murder You (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
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Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
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To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: kickboxer, kickboxing, martial arts, fight, revenge, martial arts training, sexploitation, hand to hand combat, bare breasts, karate chop, kung fu classic, foot chase ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.2
 264
Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, police investigation, life is a bitch, gangsters, hitman, crimes, sex scene, revenge, crime, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 2K
Whirlpool (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
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Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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