Movies like Fade to Black 2006

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Fade to Black (2006)
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Fade to Black (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, Serbia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Still reeling from the painful breakup of his marriage to screen siren Rita Hayworth, iconic filmmaker Orson Welles (Danny Huston) makes his way to Rome, where he gets pulled into a tangled political plot involving murder and mysterious motives. A beautiful actress (Paz Vega) proves a tempting distraction. But if they want to stay alive, Welles and his young Italian driver (Diego Luna) need to stay focused.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending
Plot: murder, filmmaking, investigation, mystery, starting over, life is a bitch, private detective, manipulations, danger, femme fatale, manipulation, dishonesty, deadly, showbiz, movie business, breakup, conspiracy, hollywood, artists and showbiz, couples, who done it, protagonist as suspect, historical figure, love, dancing ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1942, post world war two, year 1948
Place: rome italy, italy, usa, europe

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Most similar movies to Fade to Black

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, mystery, investigation and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Fade to Black: Shadow of Fear (2004), Third Man Out (2005), Mirage (1965), One on Top of the Other (1969), Murder in My House (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shadow of Fear (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime gone awry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale, intrigue, manipulations, leadership, private detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Third Man Out (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: murder, gay couple, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police detective, chase, investigation, manhunt, private detective, murder, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, mind game, deadly, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
One on Top of the Other (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, investigation, infidelity, who done it, crimes, deadly, false accusation, death row, cons and scams, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, paris france, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, femme fatale, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, legal investigation, intrigue, crimes, couples, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A repressed young wife's traumatic sexual assault triggers a depraved obsession with her attacker.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, photograph, blackmail, sexual abuse, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love and romance, manipulations, deadly, mystery, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, italy, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.9
 594
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: realistic, neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, writer's life, murder, hollywood, deadly, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, artists and showbiz, losing-it hero, down on your luck, disorder, mystery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, mind game, amateur detective, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, manipulation, dishonesty, race against time, deadly, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, manipulation, serial killer, danger, stalking, mind game, passion, mask, paranoia, secret, blackmail ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe, london, england, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, frame up, death row, false accusation, mystery, law enforcement, legal, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Monkey's Mask (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: love affair, murder, uncover truth, investigation, femme fatale, manipulations, mystery, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, deadly, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Scream for Help (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stepfather, abusive husband, home invasion, family in danger, danger, infidelity, family life, dishonesty, investigation, mystery, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, gothic, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, hollywood, investigation, mystery, showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Perfect Marriage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A conman persuades his married lover to murder her husband for the inheritance, only for his reckless spending and infidelity to drive her away.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, haunted by the past, love affair, mind game, femme fatale, hidden identity, destiny, cons and scams, starting over, couples, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: erotic, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbianism, murder, serial killer, voyeurism, investigation, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: slasher, realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prostitute, serial killer, police, murder of a prostitute, law enforcement, police investigation, amateur detective, woman in danger, stalking, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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8MM 2 (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An American diplomat and his fiancée venture into the sordid underworld of sex and pornography in Budapest, Hungary to find out who is blackmailing them with a porno video taken of them with a prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian cunnilingus, kidnapping, pornographic video, crimes, investigation, couples, couple relations, blackmail, bondage, prostitute, who done it, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: budapest, hungary, europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, chase, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, neo noir
Plot: private detective, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, urban, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 334
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, forest, rock, memory loss, puzzle, protagonist as suspect, on the run, mystery, law enforcement, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, amateur detective, uncover truth, infidelity, alcohol abuse, dangerous attraction, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 423
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, power relations, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, murder, mind game, manipulation, dishonesty, investigation, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, jacuzzi, erotic thriller, legs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, europe, scotland yard, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Fifth Cord (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, stalking, investigation, manipulation, alcohol abuse, sexual obsession, psycho, reporter, voyeur, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, australia, new york, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 film Charade (which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn). It is also an homage to François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and that film's star Charles Aznavour appeared as himself ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, hidden identity, crime, mystery, crimes, romance, family problems, death in the family, dishonesty, danger, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, prostitute, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, missing person, soldier, mystery, intrigue, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%