Movies like Dead Awake 2001

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Dead Awake (2001)
 5.1
 675
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, captivating
Plot: murder, insomnia, investigation, psychopath, mystery, amateur detective, mind game, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, missing person, who done it, police investigation, dog, lesbian, electrocution, blind girl, wheelchair, diner, shot in the forehead, woman shot in the forehead ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Dead Awake

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, dishonesty and who done it mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Awake: Slow Burn (2000), Red Team (2000), Presumed Dead (2006), Jericho Mansions (2003), American Crime (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 431
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, reluctant partners, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 492
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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, mind game, good versus evil, master criminal, track down, investigation, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.5
 204
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, investigation, police detective, missing person, murder, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, writer's life, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, memory loss, danger, manipulation, murder, psychopath, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 968
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, serial killer, deadly, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.7
 425
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, who done it, serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 366
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, investigation, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, politics, danger, political conspiracy, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.3
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, mystery, false accusation, mind game, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, fall in love, psychopath, danger, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mysterious character, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Angels Don't Sleep Here (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man is accused of murder and manipulated into a web of deceit as his thought-to-be dead twin brother plots revenge on those who tried to kill him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, twins, revenge, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, police corruption, danger, uncover truth, vengeance, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, chess, mind game, danger, uncover truth, investigation, deadly, prostitute, race against time, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, missing person, uncover truth, police investigation, mind game, mysterious character, psychopath, teenage life, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: memory loss, mind game, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, murder, danger, terrorism, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, manhunt, undercover, investigation, espionage, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 797
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police, love interest, police officer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, psychiatrist, patient, amateur detective, on the run, frame up, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, blind man, solitary, graphic violence, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), piano ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, mind game, psychopath, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, manipulation, obsession, disability, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 491
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, police investigation, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, uncover truth, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, crimes, life is a bitch, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: deadly, mind game, psychopath, serial killer, rivalry, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 297
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, witnessing a crime, who done it, crime, vengeance, psychopath, murder, mind game, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, partners against crime, who done it, murder, track down, master criminal, crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 3.0
 101
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: uncover truth, police detective, investigation, missing person, missing child, betrayal, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, danger, crimes, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, golden years, who done it, protagonist as suspect, dealing with death, mind game, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, psychopath, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, legal, estate, dishonesty, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, legal investigation, power relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), serial killer, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, dedicated lawyer, dangerous attraction, fall in love, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, lawyer, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation, false accusation, writer's life, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, florida, new orleans, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 1K
The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mind game, danger, deadly, mystery, murder, social relations, isolation, darkness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 589
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, transvestism, stalking, murder, law enforcement, mind game, amateur detective, rivalry, investigation, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%