Movies like American Perfect

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American Perfect (1997)
 5.9
 2K
American Perfect (1997)
Original name: American Perfekt
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked out sister, Alice, at a cheap motel before continuing on to visit their ailing mother. After being forced off the road by a mysterious assailant, however, Sandra is picked up by Jake, who's coin flipping amoral attitude quickly excites her own desire to break a few rules. Or worse. Jake and Sandra's romance is soon driven by chance acts of crime and kindness, all governed by the flip of a coin - at least until Sandra mysteriously disappears and Jake unwittingly picks up her suspicious sister, Alice ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, psychiatrist, psychopath, desert, murder, on the road, chase, woman in danger, obsession, crimes, rivalry, on the run, siblings relations, obsessive quest, cons and scams, maniac, psychology, con artists, depression, female nudity, hostage, sex scene, death, car chase, driver ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to American Perfect

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like American Perfect: Banshee (2006), Night Vision (1997), Dead Connection (1994), Innocents (2000), Road Rage (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, car thief, crimes, psychopath, car chase, race against time, mind game, master criminal, criminal's revenge, heist, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 4.0
 500
Night Vision (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psycho serial killer who videotapes each of his bloody conquests is on the loose, and it's up to alcoholic motorcycle cop Dak and his new tough-as-nails partner, Kristen, to bring him to justice. But as the body count increases, so does the ...
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, alcohol abuse, woman with a gun, stalker, infidelity, video surveillance, police officer, life is a bitch, rivalry, stalking, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: sexy, mind bending, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police, psychopath, murder, phone sex, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media, investigation, chase, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.8
 618
Innocents (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, psychopath, criminal heroes, false accusation, dangerous attraction, crimes, mentally unstable, police investigation, on the road, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 3.2
 900
Road Rage (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The highway to hell runs straight through a college campus in this compelling thriller about a killer truck. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives the girl a lift home. But once on the road, the situation ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: car chase, stalking, chase, psychopath, on the road, college life, crimes, serial killer, empire, woman in danger, college, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, abduction, psychopath, mind game, murder, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, monologue, videotaping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.3
 698
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, cons and scams, crime gone awry, odd couple, rivalry, chase, murder, on the road, heist, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, gang, psychopath, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, crimes, rescue, family in danger, hostage, serial killer, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, crime gone awry, heist, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, hitman, couples, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.3
 27K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, fbi, psychiatrist, obsession, chase, psychopath, mind game, race against time, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.2
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Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, betrayal, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 9K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, psychopath, investigation, crimes, strong female character, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
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Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, texas ranger, psychologist, obsession, woman in danger, kidnapping, murder, police detective, criminal psychologist, psychopath, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 5.3
 180
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, crimes, psychopath, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, police investigation, rivalry, female nudity, male nudity, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 54K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, road movie, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, journalist, journalism, lovers on the run, writers, obsession, psychopath, on the road, cross country, road trip, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, texas, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 43K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: slasher, scary, road movie, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, psychopath, road trip, desert, on the road, gas station, car chase, torture, on the run, police station ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 480
Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: mind bending, tense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, twins, nypd, psychopath, fbi, mystery, stalking, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, lifetime, death, rivalry, true crime, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.2
 3K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, brutal, bleak, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, female detective, amateur detective, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, psychopath, schoolgirl, woman in danger, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: lovers on the run, hitchhiker, chase, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, on the road ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 846
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, baseball, murder, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 828
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, technology, killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%