Movies like Dead Awake 2001

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Dead Awake (2001)
 5.1
 653
Dead Awake (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An insomniac (Stephen Baldwin) who walks the streets at night witnesses a murder which triggers a strange chain of events.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, insomnia, crimes, investigation, psychopath, missing person, amateur detective, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, witnessing a crime, mind game, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, dog, lesbian, blind girl, wheelchair, electrocution, shot in the forehead, woman shot in the forehead, severed foot
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Dead Awake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, investigation, who done it and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead Awake: Slow Burn (2000), Presumed Dead (2006), Red Team (2000), American Crime (2004), Portraits of a Killer (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 382
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, life is a bitch, crime, lone wolves, partners against crime, uncover truth, who done it, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 200
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, murder, investigation, police detective, woman in danger, rivalry, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.6
 450
Red Team (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FBI Agent Jason Chandler has devoted his life to enforcing the law. But on the trail of a series of mysterious murders surrounding some of society's deadliest serial killers, Agent Chandler is forced down a path where no one can be trusted. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, sexual abuse, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, track down, deadly, mind game, amateur detective, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.5
 951
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life, stalking, investigation, serial killer, police investigation, media, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, danger, woman in danger, serial killer, police detective, investigation, crimes, dangerous attraction, dedicated lawyer, fall in love, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Absence of the Good (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, family problems, law enforcement, psychopath, police corruption, rivalry, murder, death in the family, deadly, addiction, haunted by the past, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 292
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, murder, mind game, rivalry, chase, amateur detective, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 1K
Blind Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, rivalry, solitary, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, blind man, cane, piano, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 480
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, uncover truth, manipulations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: memory loss, mystery, crimes, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, immigrants, mind game, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 359
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, media satire, state affairs, crimes, uncover truth, frame up, life is a bitch, computers and web, protagonist as suspect, heroes, false accusation, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, uncover truth, investigation, manhunt, undercover, murder, couple relations, chases and races, espionage, journalism, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, hong kong, cuba, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 959
The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, psychiatrist, patient, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, on the run, frame up, who done it, mystery, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Murder of Crows (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a lawyer gets disbared, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, lawyer, who done it, uncover truth, writer's life, false accusation, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, chess, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, investigation, danger, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.7
 419
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, electric chair, amateur detective, false accusation, psychopath, stalking, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, serial killer, investigation, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 637
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, serial killer, partners against crime, life is a bitch, mystery, chases and races, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, psychopath, police investigation, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, crimes, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, love and romance, rivalry, friendship, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 373
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mystery, religions or cults, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, who done it, danger, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: college, murder, mystery, crimes, legal investigation, who done it, rivalry, mind game, social differences, investigation, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, who done it, mysterious character, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, psychopath, mind game, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, small town life, single parent, investigation, police investigation, mind game, alcohol abuse, psychopath, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 576
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, serial killer, stalking, deadly, mind game, woman in danger, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, emotional, serious
Plot: death in the family, deadly, law enforcement, single parent, crimes, crime, investigation, murder, family problems, strong sexual content, rivalry, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, crimes, mystery, police investigation, investigation, reluctant partners, psychopath, police detective, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 927
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, crimes, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 434
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, crimes, missing person, investigation, rescue, disorder, vengeance, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 97
Blind Eye (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Action thriller about a brotherhood of friends torn apart by a dangerous secret and an even deadlier conspiracy. When ex-cop Nick Browning is called by his estranged wife (Tara Goudreau), needing his help to find their missing daughter, he comes ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, missing child, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, urban, danger, betrayal, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, crimes, who done it, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, sexual abuse, manhunt, girl in bra and panties, forced to strip, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%