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A Simple Favor (2018)
 6.8
 142K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense, neo noir, surprise ending, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, blackmail, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother, life insurance, missing woman, arson, arrest, secret past, death, lake, little boy, heroin, drowning, children, confession, childhood memory ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns and interesting films with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, death, police investigation, mystery and murder mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like A Simple Favor: Gone Girl (2014), The Girl on the Train (2016), Knives Out (2019), The Invisible Guest (2016), Tell No One (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, missing wife, murder mystery, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, femme fatale, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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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, adultery, depression, train, violence against women, mental illness, psychiatrist, murder, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 564K
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: investigation, murder mystery, eccentric family, mansion, whodunit, private detective, mystery killer, murder, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, family secret ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Invisible Guest (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, psychotronic, tricky ...
Plot: uncover truth, interrogation, death, false accusation, lie, lawyer, murder suspect, businessman, evidence, suspect, blackmail, moral dilemma ...
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, perversion, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, unlikely relationship, peril, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, 2000s, year 1966 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
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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, murder, investigation, serial killer, crimes, corpse, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, grief, false accusation, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.3
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Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: twists and turns, humorous, parody, surprise ending, witty ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, multiple suspects, mansion, butler, murder, dark and stormy night, board game, mind game, maid, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, contemporary, 80s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 23K
Devious Maids (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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, humorous, enigmatic, entertaining ...
Plot: maid, secrets, female friendship, secret, couple relations, murder, female protagonist, latinx lead, deception, betrayal, love, latina ...
Place: beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.4
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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, kidnapping, murder, online dating, disappearance, internet, small town, amateur detective, best friends, life turned upside down, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mind game, seduction, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, obsessive love, uncover truth, fatal attraction, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 266K
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, pedophile, disappearance, missing child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, kidnapped child, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
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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, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, extramarital affair, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, infidelity, social isolation, couples, missing woman, jealousy, captive, bunker, strong sexual content, locked in a room, secret room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 186K
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, life turned upside down, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 5.2
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Rough Night (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five best friends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. Their hard partying takes a hilariously dark turn when they accidentally kill a male stripper. Amidst the craziness of trying to cover it up, ...
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, feel good, humorous, sex comedy ...
Plot: male stripper, female friendship, friendship, friends, murder, female protagonist, slumber party, stripper, blonde, lesbian, lgbt, accident ...
Time: year 2006, year 2016
Place: miami, usa
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75%
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Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, fatal attraction, murder mystery, murder investigation, police investigation, profiler, female agent, dangerous attraction, tough girl, fake identity, strong female character, psychopath ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, housewife, family life, murder mystery, murder, marriage, crumbling marriage, intrigue, adultery, rape, gossip and rumors ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
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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, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, businessman, police detective, murder, double life, maniac, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sexy, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
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Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, sacramento california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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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, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
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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, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, obsession, police detective, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, austria, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Malibu Express (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this erotic spy tale private eye Cody Abilene teams up with the Contessa Luciana and policewoman Beverly McAfee to infiltrate a mansion and discover who is sending computer secrets to the Russians.
Style: sexy, not serious, parody, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, conspiracy, undercover, investigation, private detective, espionage, helicopter, blackmail, car race, playboy, sexual relations, looking for sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, california, usa, texas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, mind game, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.4
 25K
Malice (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, couple relations, dishonesty, married couple, infidelity, insurance fraud, serial killer, double life, femme fatale, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, victorian era
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%