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American Violence (2017)
 4.5
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American Violence (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychologist interviews a death row inmate to determine whether or not a stay of execution should be granted.
Style: neo noir, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: psychologist, death row, death sentence, prison visit, crimes, criminal, moral dilemma, prisoner, jail, police psychologist, female psychologist, prison, teacher, torture, safe, elderly couple, execution, drugged, warden, lecture, flashback, child molestation, interview, bikini, bedtime story ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, vengeance, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like American Violence: Cut Bank (2014), Rust Creek (2018), Stillwater (2021), Nightcrawler (2014), Traceless (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 12K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, witness, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, dark humor, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, usa
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100%
 5.9
 11K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: forest, survival, stranded, criminal, gang, crimes, struggle for survival, alone, illegal drugs, small town sheriff, murder, man versus nature ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 31K
Stillwater (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Bill Baker, an American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma, travels to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison, who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit. Confronted with language barriers, cultural differences, and a ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: father daughter relationship, prisoner, father, accused of murder, framed for murder, father and daughter, jail, family relations, father daughter estrangement, crimes, social injustice, estrangement ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 508K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, biting, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, sociopath, character study, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, satire, life is a bitch, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.4
 2K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, crimes, promotion, breaking point, dishonesty, life turned upside down, under the surface, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 907
Phantom Halo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers barely scrape by as their father continues to gamble and drink away the money they do bring home. They hatch a plan for a robbery but at what price?
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: forgery, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, gambling, gambling debt, gambler, financial problem, dysfunctional family, crimes, criminal, family relations, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 35K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, death row, race against time, investigation, false accusation, journalism, crimes, uncover truth, lethal injection, journal, lawyer, car accident ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 555
Locked In (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological
Plot: mother daughter relationship, single mother, woman in danger, diamond, mother, heist, daughter, criminal, murder, gangsters, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.4
 273
Bird (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fed up with the meaninglessness of her life, Samantha Flores, an unassuming and shy young woman, living in the city of Los Angeles is convinced by a friend, Juliette, a vivacious call-girl, to go out one night posing as her. What was supposed to be ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, love, couples, friends, love and romance, chase, criminal underworld, crimes, gangsters, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Life Not to Follow (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Neo-Noir film told in three interlacing chapters: Eric is a dead man and he knows it. Death is imminent and he must make amends for his past sins, by killing those who wronged him, no matter the price: A wiseguy willing to do anything to move up ...
Style: neo noir, dark, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, revenge, police, criminal, city, mob boss, murder, family relations, mafia, stripper, violence, mexican standoff ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, wall street, drug dealing, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, miami, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, professor, death, reporter, death row, investigation, suicide, murder, activist, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: interrogation, ex-cop, murder, uncover truth, crimes, radio, warehouse, militia, police, police funeral, danger, shooting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 15K
The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: death sentence, murder, racism, courtroom drama, prison, legal, politics, anti semitism, haunted by the past, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1967, year 1996, 60s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 11
Stylus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Angelo is an ambitious guy, who wants to make it into modeling and the fashion industry. Things are very hard for him, he tries to create a web series with a friend about the everyday life of a male model, in hopes he could turn it into a reality ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: pimp, fashion, model, organized crime, fashion industry, human trafficking, crimes, money problems, moral dilemma, empire fashion, party, murder ...
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 69K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, dishonesty, race against time, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 95K
The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, police, law enforcement, police officer, heroes, who done it, chase, vengeance, violence, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.5
 9K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, vengeance, crimes, couples, obsession, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, passion, arms dealer, emotional manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, crimes, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 15K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, crimes, society, confined, gang war, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 3K
Symmetry (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dwudziestosześcioletni Łukasz, niesłusznie posądzony o napad na starszą kobietę, trafia do aresztu śledczego. Adwokat wynajęty przez matkę bezskutecznie próbuje go stamtąd wydostać. Pod wpływem dramatycznych wydarzeń w celi ...
Style: tense, suspense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: prison life, immorality, prison, prisoner, innocence, miscarriage of justice, criminal, murder, coincidence, swashbuckler, jail, falsely accused ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, murder, domineering mother, assassination plot, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, obsession, childhood trauma, parents and children, confronting the past ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1997, Anu Singh, an attractive law student in Canberra, made plans to kill her boyfriend Joe Cinque after throwing a series of macabre farewell dinner parties. The dinner guests, most of them university students, had heard various rumours ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: true crime, murder, heroin, female assassin, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drug overdose, conspiracy, murderer, female student, plan, assassination plot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 33K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, murder, psychologist, estrangement, crimes, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 87K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, nuclear threat, interrogation, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, sadism, right and wrong, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Card Counter (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: William Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: gambler, poker game, casino, ex soldier, gambling, revenge, haunted by the past, torture, murder, military prison, retribution, crimes ...
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Red Spider (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karol, an ordinary young man, runs into a much older man, whom he believes to be a Red Spider, the terrifying serial killer, prowling the streets of Cracow in 1960s. Karol becomes obsessed with the man and spies on him.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: murderer, legend, death, murder, serial murder, serial killer, spy, obsession, criminal, possessed human, love affair, espionage ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 433
Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Iceland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, abduction, police procedural, murder investigation, police investigation, hostage, murder, suspicion, crimes, instructor, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 32K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, blackmail, cheating wife, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, justice, revenge, nothing to lose, police investigation, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%