Movies like Promising Young Woman

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Promising Young Woman (2020)
 7.5
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Promising Young Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, suspense, parody, surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: violence, sexual predator, oral sex, pediatrician, medical school, lust, crimes, rapist, brutality, track down, double life, murder, coffee shop, revenge, feminist, psychopath, childhood friend, living with parents, serial killer, criminal, pretense, dual identity, dual role, strip club, female vigilante ...
Place: ohio, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, police investigation, death, brutality, crime and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Promising Young Woman: Five Corners (1987), 10 to Midnight (1983), Descent (2007), The Gunman (2004), Mr. Brooks (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: stalking, psychopath, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, rapist, police detective, danger, deadly, violence, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
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10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, sex maniac, nude woman murdered, vigilante, murder, psychopath, danger, revenge, criminal, police, stalking ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 3K
Descent (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life, but when the chance for revenge comes she as a Victim sinks lower than her Predator.
Style: serious, rough, macabre, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: rape and revenge, violent sex, sexual fantasy, rape victim, rape, haunted by the past, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, rapist, obsession, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 450
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 147K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 72K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, danger, extramarital affair, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 42K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, parents and children, child rape, bullying, rape victim, pedophile, family in crisis, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, cleveland ohio, milwaukee wisconsin, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, murder, police investigation, serial rapist, rape, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.8
 28K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, little red riding hood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Jimmy and Judy (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two misunderstood suburban kids challenge society and run from the police while documenting all of their deeds with a digital camera.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murderous pair, lovers on the run, on the run, vandalism, revenge, teenage life, society, danger, love, rapist, hit and run, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 58K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, lust, brutality, village life, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 15K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 61K
The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: surprise ending, serious, melancholic, suspense, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, snow, snowman, missing woman, murder, police detective, clue, missing person, blood, drunkenness, doctors ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1989, 2010s ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 70K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, profiler, police investigation, violence against women, missing person, forensics, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, blackmail, police investigation, state affairs, crime, cons and scams, manipulation, manipulations, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 99K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: cynical, talky, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cocaine, femme fatale, drug cartel, drug traffic, drug dealing, greed, danger, crime gone awry, life turned upside down, crimes, crime, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, chicago illinois, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 18K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hitman, danger, obsession, court, trial, legal, single parent, legal action, court case, blackmail, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, crimes, narcissism, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.0
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, manipulation, murder, rejection, sexual tension, friendship, jealousy, manipulations, envy, secret identity, yacht ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, rome italy, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, rivalry, crime, buddies, deadly, crimes, human nature, death wish ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
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Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Iceland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, abduction, police procedural, police investigation, murder investigation, hostage, track down, evidence, murderer, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: thought provoking, surprise ending, suspense, serious, rough ...
Plot: fighting the system, death sentence, false accusation, death row, professor, death, reporter, death penalty, investigation, suicide, murder, activist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, italy, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, murder, lust, danger, crimes, small town, deadly, police officer, family life ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 22K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: masochist, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, buried alive, police investigation, death sentence, police station, death penalty, digging, excavation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: neo noir, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, family problems, deception, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 39K
Deception (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As a corporate auditor who works in a number of different offices, Jonathan McQuarry wanders without an anchor among New York's power brokers. A chance meeting with charismatic lawyer Wyatt Bose leads to Jonathan's introduction to The ...
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: deception, lawyer, betrayal, frame up, hotel, heist, twists & turns, crimes, danger, intrigue, life turned upside down, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, spain, europe, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, rapist, sexual predator, crimes, rape and murder, winter, manhunt, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
Dushman (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: According to police records, a daredevil, Gokul Pandit is on the loose. He would attempts to rape and kill young and beautiful girls who are alone.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, murder, twins, crime, injustice, righting the wronged, track down, crimes, bollywood, police detective, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%