Movies like Criminal Lovers

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Criminal Lovers (1999)
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Criminal Lovers (1999)
Original name: Les amants criminels
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc's sexual appetite.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, sexual, tense, sexy, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, couples, youth, confined, hostages, hostage, psychopath, mind game, teenage life, crimes, crime, deadly, violence, teenage boy, crime gone awry, lovers on the run, neo noir, homosexual rape, serial killer, vengeance, love and romance, on the run, gays and lesbians, kickboxing, gay rape ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Criminal Lovers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, death, blood, crime and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Criminal Lovers: Rape Me (2000), Restraint (2008), The Lost (2006), Jimmy and Judy (2006), Closure (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, controversial, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, rape and revenge, violent sex, prostitute, gang rape, murder, explicit sex, violence, rape, nihilism, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
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67%
 6.1
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Restraint (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, psychopath, on the run, murder, seduction, mansion, lie, survival, mind game, mentally unstable, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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100%
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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, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, slasher, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murderous pair, on the run, vandalism, lovers on the run, camera, revenge, video camera, teenage life, society, danger, love, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.6
 7K
Closure (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is instant chemistry between Alice (Gillian Anderson), a businesswoman, and Adam (Danny Dyer), a younger working-class man who installs a security system in her London apartment. She takes him to a party in the country, and they end up making ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: rape and revenge, gang rape, rape, murder, gang, vengeance, psychopath, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, misogynist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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51%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, violence, murder, police investigation, strangulation, rape, sexual abuse, crimes, hidden identity, serial rapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
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Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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48%
 7.3
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Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, serial killer, violence, hostage, rape, confined, danger, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Ethan Mao (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kicked out of his house because he's gay, Ethan Mao returns home to steal and ends up holding his family hostage on a fateful Thanksgiving Day.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, thanksgiving, juvenile delinquency, haunted by the past, survival, parents and children, family in danger, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, rehabilitation, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, los angeles
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44%
 7.0
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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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, lust, murder, danger, crimes, small town, police officer, family life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Villa Captive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young actress seeking a life away from adult movies moves to Florida insearch of a new identity. Her newfound peace is shattered when local thugsrecognize her.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, rape, danger, vengeance, woman in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, school, hostage, vengeance, school shooting, high school life, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, police station, teenage life, haunted by the past, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nothing to Lose (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Johan has been locked up - wrongly in his opinion - for the murder of his father and little sister. His mother is the only one who can prove his innocence, but he hasn't been able to contact her for years. When he is transferred within the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, murder, teenage life, serial killer, hostages, obsessive quest, confined, deadly, crimes, criminal, delinquent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: netherlands, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, vengeance, couples, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion, beating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
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40%
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, betrayal, police investigation, on the run, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, crime boss, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary
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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
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Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay, police investigation, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, s&m, working undercover, crimes, crime, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, self mutilation, insanity, racial slur, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, youth, juvenile delinquency, rivalry, neo noir, crimes, crime, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Reform School Girls (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, female warden, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, teenage life, false accusation, prison life, youth, criminal heroes, friends, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
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Possessions (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Marilyne et Bruno Caron arrivent dans un village de montagne pour emménager dans un chalet qu’ils ont loué à Patrick Castang, promoteur et propriétaire de nombreuses habitations dans la région. Contents de quitter le nord de la France pour ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: unlikely criminals, crimes, murderous pair, partners, couples, destructive relationship, deadly, murder, mountain, jealousy, wealth, chalet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.2
 86K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, student, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, massacre, classroom, suicide, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
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35%
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Blast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four high school friends believe the local myth that developer Swenson killed a kid for trespassing years earlier and got away with it. When one of the four friends disappears, the remaining three believe Swenson killed their friend and they take ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: small town, teenage life, haunted by the past, uncover truth, kids in trouble, crimes, investigation, mind game, danger, deadly, vengeance, small town life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
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Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, neo noir, cruelty, deadly, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, st. louis missouri, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, buried alive, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, police investigation, police station, death penalty, death sentence, digging, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 3K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, police, violence, police investigation, master criminal, chase, introspection, torture, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 14K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, support group, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%