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Messages Deleted (2010)
 5.0
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Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another murder...then another...then another. The killer has Joel's attention, and Joel has the attention of the police. Now the prime suspect in a series of murders, Joel discovers this psychotic killer has targeted him for a reason found within his body of work. Will Joel be able to re-write his ending, or be forced to pay the ultimate price?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, answering machine, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, writer's life, frame up, deadly, protagonist as suspect, race against time, mystery, teacher, writers, telephone, policewoman, kissing, screenwriter, cell phone, professor, teacher student relationship, phone booth, plagiarism, classroom, phone terror, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, danger, dishonesty, graphic violence and rivalry mostly in Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Messages Deleted: The Barber (2014), Below Zero (2011), Layla Fourie (2013), The Lost Angel (2005), The Collector (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, deadly, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, undercover, shovel, buried alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 4.4
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Below Zero (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Jack (Edward Furlong) is in danger of missing a deadline, his manager orders him to take whatever measures are needed to complete his screenplay. Jack locks himself in a slaughterhouse freezer but discovers that his inner demons are keeping him ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: writer's life, losing-it hero, isolation, serial killer, confined, danger, race against time, deadly, one last chance, figment, gory, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Layla Fourie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, France, Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, family relations, murder, single parent, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, suspicion, guilt, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
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 3.7
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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71%
Suspension of Disbelief (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Martin is a screenwriter, who finds himself in one of his own plays: A young woman is found dead in the Thames and no one really knows, what has happened to her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, danger, uncover truth, missing person, sex scene, disappearance, writers, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, criminal, revenge, ex convict, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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69%
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: college, murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, college life, deadly, danger, dishonesty, youth, mind game, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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64%
 4.4
 221
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 866
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
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58%
 6.7
 74
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
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Place: usa
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57%
 4.2
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Do No Harm (2012)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 88 min.
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 4.4
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The Confidant (2010)
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 6.0
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Parallel Life (2010)
Genre: Thriller
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Marked for Murder (1990)
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Postmortem (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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The Calling (2014)
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Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
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47%
 4.1
 413
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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