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The Time Being (2012)
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The Time Being (2012)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be. In this suspenseful drama from first-time writer-director Nenad Cicin-Sain, a struggling young artist (Wes Bentley) accepts a series of bizarre commissions from an eccentric, dying millionaire (Frank Langella) who may be trying to either help further his career or destroy his life.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, mysterious character, destructive relationship, elderly, danger, power relations, rich and poor, aging, chance meeting, performer's life, artists and showbiz, agent, rich man, artist, father son relationship, inspiration, sunrise, sunset, husband wife estrangement, videotaping, husband wife reunion, funeral pyre, art show, abstract art, pretending to be dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, mystery, danger, deadly, murder, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Time Being: The Devil You Know (2013), Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (2007), Mystery Woman (2003), Terrible Angels (2012), A Thief of Time (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil You Know (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kathryn Vale (Lena Olin) is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: blackmail, danger, family relations, haunted by the past, mystery, ambition, parents and children, secret, actor's life, desire for fame, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind (2007)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: DNA evidence and camera footage places a corrupt CEO as the prime suspect in the murder of a company whistle-blower, but Jane Doe believes the real killer may be a twin sibling.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: whistleblower, twins, siblings relations, deadly, amateur detective, investigation, murder, who done it, boss and employee, crimes, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, investigation, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, danger, murder, store, sabotage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, investigation, abduction, police detective, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, woman in danger, captivity, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Thief of Time (2003)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: archaeologist, police detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, society, protagonist as suspect, danger, mystery, crimes, culture clash, deadly, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Carnal Innocence (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A famous violinist Caroline Waverly returns to her home town. A killer is on the streets, and Caroline may be a target for murder.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, womanizer, crimes, deadly, female protagonist, murder, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, dead woman, trust, swimming pool, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Wall of Secrets (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young lovely moves to Chicago to be with her husband. They are both amazed at the terrific apartment they obtained for very little rent. Unfortunately this apartment comes with an unsavory history. As if that isn't bad enough, there are ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: danger, crimes, mystery, strong female presence, couples, woman in danger, couple relations, peeping tom, secret past, surveillance, love, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
53%
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Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, murder of father, secretary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, mystery, legal, crimes, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
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Coffin (2011)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Awakening from a deep sleep in the pitch black Sean Justice feels around him and realises that he is in a small wooden box and beside him lays his unconscious girlfriend. With only two hours of air time remaining a ransom demand is made of $500,000 ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: race against time, mysterious character, confined, coffin, survival, crimes, danger, trapped, save the day, on the run, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 2K
Chariot (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves unwitting participants in a U.S. government evacuation program gone horribly wrong.
Style: mysterious, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: danger, airplane, amnesia, confined, group of strangers, crimes, mystery, heroes, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Circle of Eight (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, danger, mysterious character, riddles and clues, fear, supernatural, brutality, haunted house, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lies Between Friends (2010)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fourteen years after graduation, a group of college friends convenes one weekend for a bridal shower for one of their own. The principal character, Joss (Gabrielle Anwar), and her freshman year roommate and best friend in college, Cait (Thea Gill), ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, reunion, uncover truth, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, crimes, reunited friends, group of friends, friendship, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mysterious character, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, neo-noir, small town, love affair, writer's life, extramarital affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 691
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Non-Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mysterious emotional thriller about a woman who, after being left at the altar, has a brief liaison with a handsome stranger on a plane which ultimately puts her – and everyone else on the flight – in terrible danger.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: airplane, mystery, danger, dangerous attraction, disappearance, false identity, missing person, ritual, theft, woman in danger, losing-it hero, missing man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Seduced by Lies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brad Sterling arrives by yacht as a handsome dream prince, and the discrete favorite nephew and brilliant investor of his tycoon uncle Wade. Charles Colton's ingrate heiress Laura eagerly dates him and puts him in the guest-house, partially as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, couples, danger, crimes, stalking, jealousy, hit and run, sex scene, intrigue, manipulative person, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Living with the Enemy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Smart, sexy Allison can't help but fall in love with Philip, a dashing software billionaire, and they quickly marry. But soon this new bride begins to think her hubby was involved in the mysterious death of his first wife. This suspicious ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, woman in danger, mystery, dangerous attraction, couples, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, couple relations, danger, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: apartment building, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, student, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a ruthless arms Kingpin stages an ingenious escape from prison, Jane Doe and Frank Darnell, NSA head, realize he's bent on a vengeance killin. Who the prospective victim is remains to be seen.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mystery, law enforcement, family relations, special agents, crimes, parents and children, suburbs, husband wife relationship, false identity, father son relationship, jail, housewife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, murder, danger, death, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, deadly, murder, investigation, amateur detective, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Northern Lights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, law enforcement, crimes, danger, romance, deadly, small town, curses spells and rituals, love affair, small town life, brother brother relationship, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, crimes, supernatural, victim, investigation, danger, strong female presence, law enforcement, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, stabbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Everything (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, talky, surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, mysterious character, mystery, mind game, father daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, cigarette smoking, sex, cell phone, female full frontal nudity, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 905
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Deadly Encounter (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidentally cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harass Joanne.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, danger, crimes, chases and races, violence, police detective, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, parents and children, threatening telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%