Movies like American Gigolo

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American Gigolo (1980)
 6.3
 19K
American Gigolo (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins pumping him for details on his different clients, something he is reluctant to do considering the nature of his work. Julian begins to suspect he's being framed. Meanwhile Michelle begins to fall in love with him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense, intense, enigmatic, clever, gloomy, cynical ...
Plot: murder, pimp, gigolo, frame up, crime, redemption, uncover truth, crimes, prostitute, life is a bitch, false accusation, police investigation, cheating wife, suspicion of murder, loneliness, adultery, materialism, husband wife relationship, older woman younger man, murder mystery, character study, love and romance, dishonesty, deadly, sleazy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california

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Most similar movies to American Gigolo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and interesting films with plots about murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, dialogue, crime and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like American Gigolo: Body Heat (1981), China Moon (1994), Palmetto (1998), Internal Affairs (1990), Sea of Love (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 27K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes of passion, lust, betrayal, crime, dangerous attraction, neo-noir, protagonist as suspect, small town, adultery, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 5K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, realistic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: murder, investigation, self defense, neo noir, frame up, crime, neo-noir, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 7K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, scam, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, law enforcement, political corruption, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, vengeance, manipulations, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, suspect, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, danger, love triangle, mystery, crime, hollywood, power relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1946, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 8K
Breathless (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man. When he makes it to L.A. he stays with Monica, a girl he has only known for a few days. As the film progresses, the police get closer to ...
Style: sexy, suspense, realistic, uplifting, talky ...
Plot: chase, on the run, murder, police, crime, love and romance, heist, suspicion of murder, cop killer, male protagonist, police investigation, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, investigation, police, neo noir, police investigation, crime, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.2
 19K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, investigation, mystery, crime, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 11K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: suspense, emotional, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, gay, debt, neo noir, trumpet, casino, car wash, ballet, friendship, drunkenness, ambulance, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 5K
The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: murder, investigation, lobbyist, politics, bartender, gay, love and romance, administration, sexual relations, hypocrisy, couples, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, neo noir, socialite, romance, urban, woman in danger, love and romance, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mystery, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, crimes, unlikely partners, uncover truth, deadly, heroes, partners, alcohol abuse, blackout ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 34K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: death row, investigation, small town, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, reporter, prison, newspaper man, life is a bitch, uncover truth, journalism ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, violence, confession, heroin, cocaine, drug dealing, junkie, robbery, crime, addiction, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mind game, prostitute, violence, secret, police investigation, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 31K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: stylized, talky, gloomy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, suicide, murder, private detective, hollywood, fame, loss of son, loss of loved one, neo noir, lesbian, jealousy, mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 10K
The Two Jakes (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, investigation, golf, terminal illness, infidelity, crime, mystery, wiretap, dishonesty, intrigue ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, family secret, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1972, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, neo noir, bribery, friendship, disfigurement, investigation, crime, mystery, gangsters, neo-noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, california, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 161K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental illness, split personality, legal investigation, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, trial ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, gloomy, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, couple relations, dishonesty, deadly, fall in love, couples, love affair, haunted by the past, hidden identity, unfulfillment, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 15K
Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking, serious, talky ...
Plot: murder, frame up, legal action, fighting the system, false accusation, political corruption, death penalty, justice, dishonesty, state affairs, male protagonist, murder investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 7K
Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, runaway, perversion, neo noir, bondage, missing person, father, daughter, missing child, sleazy, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Prescription: Murder (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, infidelity, swimming pool, alibi, psychiatrist, investigation, police detective, mistress, crimes, uncover truth, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 12K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, betrayal, femme fatale, gangsters, mystery, dangerous attraction, lust, family problems, manipulations, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 9K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, missing person, mystery, crime, investigation, dishonesty, amateur detective, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: tense, captivating, cynical, talky, clever ...
Plot: police detective, murder, dangerous attraction, corpse, district attorney, prostitute, police corruption, fighting the system, domestic violence, millionaire, heroin, organized crime ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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