Movies like The Devil You Know

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The Devil You Know (2013)
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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 resulting events force Kathryn to confront the truth about herself and those around her.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: blackmail, family relations, danger, parents and children, mystery, ambition, haunted by the past, secret, actor's life, rivalry, desire for fame, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, mysterious character, power relations, woman in danger, actress, mind game, career, mother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Devil You Know

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films with plots about mystery, danger, crimes, deadly, parents and children, family relations and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Devil You Know: Another Me (2013), Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013), The Time Being (2012), Find Me (2014), Wall of Secrets (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Another Me (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager finds her perfect life upended when she's stalked by a mysterious doppelganger who has her eyes set on assuming her identity.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, mind bending
Audience: teens
Plot: mysterious character, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, teenage life, mystery, supernatural, parents and children, family relations, profanity, sexual content, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
92%
 5.5
 820
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, power relations, danger, destructive relationship, elderly, aging, rich and poor, chance meeting, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rich man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.5
 1K
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: danger, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, vengeance, rivalry, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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 ⇓
83%
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, psychopath, vengeance, homecoming, dysfunctional family, danger, mystery, crimes, family relations, murder, revenge, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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The Rendering (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ten years after being molested in art school by habitual rapist Theodore Gray, who is serving 25 years but eligible for parole, Sarah Reynolds leads a happy life in a gallery and with her handsome husband, lawyer Michael Reynolds, and helps police ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, court, blackmail, trial, prison, haunted by the past, psychopath, mind game, manhunt, woman in danger, vengeance, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 ⇓
75%
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A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, workplace, family relations, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.2
 872
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
70%
 6.7
 21K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, mathematics, deadly, isolation, mind game, mysterious character, danger, rivalry, genius, science, secret ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
61%
 5.2
 3K
Inescapable (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty-five years ago Adib (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Cairo Time), a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima (Marisa Tomei, The Wrestler, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, woman in danger, rescue, track down, danger, political unrest, chases and races, parents and children, state affairs, mystery, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: syria, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 461
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 ⇓
55%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsessive quest, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
52%
 3.9
 354
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, crimes, youth, mystery, mind game, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Crimes of Passion (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While in competition for a job promotion, the female competitor sues her male counterpart for sexual harassment. Blackmail and murder follow closely behind.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual harassment, femme fatale, power relations, crime, dishonesty, workplace, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, blackmail, scam, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 667
Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, couples, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, neighbor, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
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The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, violence, woman, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
No Brother of Mine (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a woman sneaks away to visit her dying grandmother across the country, she returns into the clutches of her troubled brother.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, family in danger, family problems, mystery, couple relations, couples, danger, spouse in danger, parents and children, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.5
 3K
Barricade (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, survival, parents and children, family in danger, isolation, supernatural, mystery, forest, in the woods, forces of nature, confined, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 255
Knockdown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, boxer, past, starting over, rivalry, danger, sexual content, bookies, manipulation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 446
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulation, crime, danger, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Death of Evil (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Thunder (Damian Chapa) is a young Native American man whose dreams have been haunted by evil since childhood, and when Julietta Asher (Natasha Blasick) enters his life, it seems as though that evil is about to manifest in the everyday world. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: mystery, family in danger, dangerous attraction, pregnancy, couples, family relations, family problems, good versus evil, rivalry, family in crisis, curses spells and rituals, satanist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, danger, family in danger, murder, manipulation, confined, mind game, deadly, psychopath, isolation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mummy An' the Armadillo (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, danger, family relations, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%