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Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)
 5.3
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Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada
Story: A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.
Style: detective series
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, golf, horse race, father son conflict, widow, marital infidelity, jockey, mountain climbing, computer program, compulsive gambler, racetrack, landlady, greenhouse, horse trainer, nephew, acrophobia, falling to death, nosebleed, stable, fax machine
Place: ireland, dublin ireland

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Most similar movies to Dick Francis: Twice Shy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, murder, crime, mystery, danger and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dick Francis: Twice Shy: Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989), Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989), Villain (1971), The Terrorists (1974), The Captive (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dick Francis: Blood Sport (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Cleveland teams with an insurance investigator in the search for a stolen $6 million dollar horse in the Canadian Rockies.
Plot: yacht, head butt, swimming pool, stable, stallion, videotaping, diner, video camera, racetrack, horse, shotgun, horse race ...
Place: ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Story: After two friends have their houses looted of expensive paintings and vintage wine collections, Cleveland finds those responsible when he travels to Germany.
Style: detective series
Plot: exploding house, break in, entrepreneur, gambling, car chase, false accusation, investigator, passport, motor scooter, horse race, art forgery, greed
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful young detective goes to the rescue of a teacher kidnapped by a former student.
Plot: obsession, teacher, murder, class reunion, high school reunion, tape over mouth, kidnapping, hostage, investigation, danger
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 2K
Villain (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It tells the story of ruthless East End gangster Vic Dakin and his plans for an ambitious raid on the wages van of a plastic factory. This is a departure from Dakin's usual modus operandi, and the job is further complicated by his having to ...
Style: cult film, neo noir
Plot: robbery, mother, police, neo-noir, older man younger man relationship, female objectification, sexual blackmail, tracking device, bisexual man, vandalism, capture, death of mother ...
Place: scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, state affairs, race against time, tough heroes, bait, graphic violence, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 32K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, family in crisis, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 412
Negotiator (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital after doing a smaller crime. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their colleagues Lt. Ado tries to find the reason why the men decided to take ...
Plot: love triangle, revenge, sexism, hostage, deception, robbery, justice, cancer, hostage negotiator, foreigner in japan, medical malpractice, death of child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 513
House of Cards (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspense
Plot: american abroad, child abduction, colosseum, tutor, conspiracy, female nudity, kidnapping, boxer, fascist, spy, adventurer, kidnapped child
Place: france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Taste of Excitement (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man has been killed on the Dover/Boulogne car ferry. What is the connection between him and the attempts being made to kill Jane Kerrell, a young girl in her early twenties? As she speeds through the French countryside to the South of France, ...
Plot: chase, pursuit, kidnapping, helicopter, woman in danger
Place: europe, south of france, southern france, french riviera, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 5K
Perdida (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A policewoman whose childhood friend disappeared in Patagonia years ago starts a new search to find answers, and soon finds her own life in danger.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intense, realistic, psychological
Plot: school trip, kidnapping, missing girl, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, girlfriend, missing person, twists & turns, media coverage, dark secret, search party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 30K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, obsessive quest, crimes, drugs, murder, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, missing child, vengeance, memory loss, couple relations, who done it, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 572
Cactus (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: on the road, wilderness, escapades, danger, unlikely criminals, hostages, hostage, nothing goes right, road trip, abduction, australian outback, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Widows of Thursdays (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The closed community of "Altos de la Cascada", a private neighborhood of high-priced houses, is moved by the discovery of three corpses that appear floating in a pool and rushes to frame it as an accident. It is the starting point so that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, lifestyle, deadly, cunnilingus, widow, marriage, swimming pool, economic crisis, tennis, investigation, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, surreal ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, femme fatale, boxer, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, religions or cults, kidnapping, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 9K
Boy Missing (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Víctor is a child who is found casually roaming by a country road. His mother, Patricia, a well-known lawyer specialist in media trails, realizes about it and she goes to the hospital, where explains to the police that Víctor is deaf, and ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, lawyer, police, deaf, school, court, trial, blackmail, pregnant woman, disappearance, seaport, child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain, catalonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Author's Crime (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A wealthy Countess is warned that if she gives a valuable painting away as first prize in a music competition, the only thing handed out will be death. In rapid succession, the painting is stolen, the Countess murdered, her niece kidnapped, and the ...
Plot: murder, female nudity, kidnapping, heiress, painting, countess, whodunit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 728
Caught (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A desperate housewife discovers her husband is having an affair and kidnaps his unsuspecting mistress, but what starts as a prank quickly spirals out of control.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: mistress, housewife, unfaithful husband, husband wife relationship, woman, attempted murder, captive, mother daughter relationship, teenager, teenage girl, kidnapping, prank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 15K
I'm Not Scared (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, rescue, kidnapping, friendship, captivity, childhood, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, milan italy, southern italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Scent of Danger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: FBI agent Carol Blue was unwilling to take local help in the case of the kidnapping of little Zoe Hendricks, but ex-cop Chris Milos' private investigation bureau proves just too good. His dog handler, Brenna Shaw, and her Alsatian, Brie, find ...
Plot: ex cop, bomb, dog attack, kitchen, swat team, bicycle, search and rescue, witness, female protagonist, forest, private investigator, home invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
24%
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State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, talky ...
Plot: kidnapping, politics, curfew, torture, martial law, political intrigue, danger, confined, deadly, state affairs, crimes, totalitarianism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, uruguay, santiago de chile, santiago chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 59K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: captivating, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: retired, heist, safecracker, hunting, one last job, crimes, crime, murder, gangsters, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.0
 281
Implicated (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this offbeat thriller, Ann is a young woman trying to put her life back together after she lost her child in a car wreck. Formerly a single mother, Ann has recently started dating a man named Tom, and one day Tom asks Ann for a favor -- would she ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, hostage, surrogate mother, crimes, couples, family problems, family relations, missing person, death in the family, dealing with death, single parent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 779
Under the Rose (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sara, the daughter of Oliver and Julia suddenly disappears. Days pass by without any news about the girl. But one morning, the family receives a letter from someone who claims to have retained Sara and wants to talk with them that night.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological thriller, unusual plot structure
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, retribution, secret past, missing child, parents and children, mysterious stranger, cliffhanger ending, family relations, expose, husband wife relationship, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 16K
I.T. (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mike Regan is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: surveillance, billionaire, home invasion, stalker, internet, technology, voyeurism, revenge, spy, business, secret service, manipulation ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, mystery, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Tiger's Tail (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: life is a bitch, cons and scams, murder, social decay, working class, psychopath, family relations, deadly, dishonesty, hidden identity, crimes, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%