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Messages Deleted (2010)
 4.9
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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, vengeance, serial killer, crimes, frame up, writer's life, protagonist as suspect, race against time, mystery, revenge, teacher, writers, policewoman, professor, psycho killer, screenwriter, teacher student relationship, cell phone, plagiarism, phone terror, deadly, answering machine, telephone, telephone call, phone booth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Messages Deleted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, danger, dishonesty, graphic violence and rivalry mostly in Thriller 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, buried alive, barbershop, undercover, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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95%
 4.3
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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: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: losing-it hero, writer's life, serial killer, isolation, confined, one last chance, race against time, figment, graphic violence, crimes, artists and showbiz, screenwriter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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91%
 5.7
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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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: casino, protagonist as suspect, life turned upside down, murder, crimes, single parent, life is a bitch, family relations, suspicion, guilt, lie, search for father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.8
 424
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: realistic, serious, scary, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dealing with death, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, who done it, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.0
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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, realistic, rough, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, police detective, mind game, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crimes, artists and showbiz, writer's life, missing person, uncover truth, sex scene, writers, disappearance, police, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, frame up, husband wife relationship, criminal, murder, revenge, ex convict, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 593
Secret (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A detective suspects that his wife murdered a gangster's brother. As he tries to misdirect the police and the bloodthirsty gangster while independently investigating his wife, terrible secrets slowly begin to surface.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: infidelity, state affairs, mentally unstable, crimes, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, police detective, murder, family problems, dealing with death, who done it, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 3K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, blackmail, photographer, deaf, lawyer, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 283
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, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, brutality, violence, fight, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 933
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, college life, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, youth, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 85
Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female photographer, peeping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, devil, mafia, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
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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. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Do No Harm (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily Edmunds has a great job and a great guy, Mark. But when Mark is killed in a plane crash, a distraught Emily attempts suicide.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, doctors and patients, woman in danger, suicide attempt, plane crash, murder, psychiatrist, loss of husband, life turned upside down, power relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
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Fear of Water (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Rosalie Richard is found raped and dead at the foot of a cliff. This gruesome murder is the first ever in the Magdalen Islands. Her death will radically change the orderly life of Sergeant André Surprenant.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: murder, army investigation, life is a bitch, police investigation, military, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, family problems, parents and children, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.0
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Fear X (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, UK, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
Style: psychological, neo noir, atmospheric, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hotel, loss of wife, haunted by the past, obsession, amateur detective, investigation, self discovery, mysterious man, crime investigation, hallucination, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, wisconsin, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 597
White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, gangsters, vengeance, loss of partner, family relations, crimes, murder, disorder, family in danger, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lethal Eviction (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A first time landlord purchases a run-down, rent-controlled apartment building in hopes of making a solid investment. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, one by one, the tenants begin to meet strange, untimely gruesome deaths.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, dual identity, insanity, landlord, twins, apartment building, chase, recurring nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, track down, investigation, frame up, cons and scams, law firm, dishonesty, uncover truth, crimes, false accusation, life is a bitch, inadvertently ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, agent, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, government conspiracy, drugs, heroin, government, chase ...
Time: 80s
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50%
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Postmortem (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, profiler, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, writer's life, police detective, psychopath, manhunt, mortician, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
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The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, murder, vengeance, obsession, crimes, family life, manipulation, architect, woman in danger, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.2
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Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, truth or dare, sex scene, graphic violence, sexual content, wild party, homicide detective, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 23
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, murder, political conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, political corruption, graphic violence, state affairs, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.9
 360
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, best friends, murder, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, ambition, obsession, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 449
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 ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cons and scams, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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