Movies like A Simple Favor

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A Simple Favor (2018)
 6.8
 120K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, murder investigation, ruse, blackmail, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother, life insurance, missing woman, lake, arson, arrest, drowning, secret past, death, little boy, heroin, children, confession, childhood flashback ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut

Most similar movies to A Simple Favor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, betrayal, crimes, corruption, death and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Simple Favor: Gone Girl (2014), The Girl on the Train (2016), Knives Out (2019), Tell No One (2006), Gone Baby Gone (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 834K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, psychiatry, psychiatrist, mental illness, depression, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 381K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, eccentric family, mansion, investigation, murder investigation, private detective, murder, inheritance, house, crime, suspect, mystery killer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.5
 50K
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 ⇓
100%
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, peril, unlikely relationship, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1950, year 1966, 2000s ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 246K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, jealousy, bunker, secret room, disappearance, strong sexual content, police investigation, missing woman, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.8
 21K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on four Latina maids working in the homes of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families, and a newcomer who made it personal after a maid was murdered and determined to uncover the truth behind her demise, and in the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, entertaining, humorous
Plot: maid, secrets, female friendship, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, secret, deception, latinx lead, love, betrayal, adultery ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Whole Truth (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: lawyer, murder, defense attorney, death of father, teenager, lie, widow, mother son relationship, family relations, legal action, patricide, female director ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 183K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, murder mystery, manipulation, courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, obsession, adultery, perfect crime, guilt, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 3K
Elsewhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.2
 287K
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: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, femme fatale, domestic violence, secret, tragic event ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 178K
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, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, manipulation, mental institution, mental illness, psychiatrist, patient, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 142K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 37K
Deception (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: twists & turns, deception, betrayal, frame up, hotel, heist, lawyer, crimes, danger, intrigue, cons and scams, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, europe, spain, usa, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 21K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, junkie, heroin, police investigation, violence, crimes, crime, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, estrangement, crime and punishment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, clever, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, perfect crime, infidelity, love affair, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, cheating on husband, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, mystery, murder, manipulation, manipulations, uncover truth, seduction, undercover, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, prison, sailboat, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, manhunt, presumed dead, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 196K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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: murder, investigation, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, mountain, forest, fbi, murder investigation, death, violence against women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 70K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, danger, disorder, dishonesty, rape, deception, extramarital affair, adultery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 582K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, neo noir, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Manhattan Night (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, investigation, blackmail, neo-noir, newspaper man, temptation, affair, death, journalist, secret, husband wife relationship, incest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 332K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, tricky, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostage, bank robbery, bank, thief, perfect crime, crime, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 270K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, tense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, guilt, fbi, police corruption, small town, police detective, snow, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, dangerous attraction, police detective, murder, organized crime, gang, police investigation, fighting the system, police corruption, corpse, prostitute, domestic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, arizona, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crime, crimes, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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