Movies like 8MM

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8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, crimes, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, hollywood, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, mystery, child pornography, subculture, suburbs, obsessive quest, escapades, misfit, disorder, brutality, violence, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio

Most similar movies to 8MM

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, mystery, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like 8MM: The Crimson Rivers (2000), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Klute (1971), Chinatown (1974), Se7en (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, secret, investigation, plot twist, mountain, village, nun, demon, ritual, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, crime, danger, journalist, missing person, uncover truth, serial killer, abuse, partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 18K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: talky, suspense, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, private detective, neo noir, murder, junkie, mystery, stalking, investigation, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 255K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, cynical, clever ...
Plot: private detective, incest, investigation, murder, rape, neo noir, high society, corruption, surveillance, mystery, chinatown, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.6
 1.2M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, torture, investigation, murder, violence, found footage, sadism, torment, pedophilia, brainwashing, suffering, slave ...
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 32K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, √Āngela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, research, perversion, video tape, thesis, snuff, mystery, sadism, theft, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 21K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, violence, murder, mental illness, femme fatale, voyeurism, car chase, paranoia, grief, group therapy, therapist, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspense, talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, friendship, betrayal, crime, mystery, crumbling marriage, physical abuse, couple relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 24K
Body Double (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, stalking, obsession, hollywood, actor, witness, peeping tom, neighbor, police, claustrophobia, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, serial killer, investigation, voyeurism, bondage, s&m, gory, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, crime, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 226K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, investigation, party, alcoholic, corruption, single father, murder, chase, revenge ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.5
 989K
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mask, passion, blackmail, desperation, hotel, millionaire, paranoia, secret, violence, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, greece, england, london, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 13K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, police detective, murder, kidnapping, crime, psychopath, investigation, single parent, mysterious character, obsession, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, wizards and magicians, neo noir, occult, fanatic, resurrection, private detective, investigation, supernatural ability, mystery, good versus evil, sect ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 202K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychiatrist, isolation, crime, storm, death, convict, psychology, coincidence, murder mystery, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: gloomy, clever, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, murder, pornography, danger, dangerous attraction, neo noir, love triangle, crime, femme fatale, mystery, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1947, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.
Style: suspenseful, clever, sexual, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, psychiatrist, manipulation, panties pulled down, guilt, shower, prostitute, extramarital affair, white gloves, straight razor ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 27K
The Limey (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: investigation, revenge, murder, neo noir, daughter, stakeout, warehouse, motel room, prison, suitcase, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 1K
Snapdragon (1993)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An erotic amnesiac lures a police psychologist into a world of lust and danger.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, danger, serial killer, psychologist, seduction, police, nightmare, murder, doctors and patients, sex, crime, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 35K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, gloomy, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, neo noir, politics, political conspiracy, amateur detective, anti heroes, presidential election, hitman, audio tape, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 7K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: pornography, runaway, neo noir, private detective, bondage, perversion, parents and children, missing person, subculture, missing girl, snuff, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 9K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, murder, neo noir, college, mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, student, police investigation, vengeance, crime, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 79K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Plot: danger, soldier, family in danger, mysterious character, murder, bullying, halloween, dishonesty, family relations, ex soldier, teenager, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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