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Arlington Road (1999)
 7.2
 87K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes a backseat when a seemingly all-American couple set up house next door.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, terrorist, paranoia, professor, bomb, murder, uncover truth, fbi, mysterious character, secrets, deception, investigation, double life, obsession, suburbs, bad guy wins, catastrophe, crimes, spy, revenge, violence, kidnapping, death, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to Arlington Road

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about corruption, murder, secrets, dialogue, police investigation, mentor and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Arlington Road: Side Effects (2013), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Awake (2007), The Pelican Brief (1993), A Simple Plan (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: depression, murder, psychiatrist, mental illness, life turned upside down, lesbian, mental institution, doctors and patients, deception, sleepwalking, mentally unstable, patient ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, vigilantism, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, mind game, death, investigation, injustice, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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100%
 6.5
 76K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, hospital, uncover truth, surgery, doctors and patients, surgical operation, dishonesty, conspiracy, couple relations, parents and children, health situation, heart transplant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, investigation, state affairs, politics, conspiracy, fbi, murder, political corruption, lawyer, secret service, corruption, courtroom ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 70K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crimes, snow, crime gone awry, fbi, betrayal, bag of money, heist, character study, moral ambiguity, redemption, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, serial killer, kidnapping, drug dealer, investigation, murder of wife, crimes, violence, revenge, redemption, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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100%
 6.6
 150K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, secret service, betrayal, conspiracy, president, terrorist, bomb, chase, assassination, kidnapping, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 453K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 31K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, revenge, brutality, anarchist, psychopath, stalking, investigation, criminal's revenge, race against time, government agency, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 235K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, voyeurism, paranoia, house arrest, arrest, murder, loneliness, kidnapping, death, investigation, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 1.2M
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, twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, confusing ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, murder, revenge, memory, paranoia, vengeance, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychology, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 43K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, accountant, hostage, murder, politics, terrorism, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 58K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, religion, islam, fbi, bomb, faith, traitor, prison, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: london, africa, middle east, israel, sudan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, cia, surveillance, paranoia, chase, manhunt, obsession, spy, murder, taxi driver, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 10K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, erotic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, private detective, investigation, murder, infidelity, amnesia, suspicion, mystery, plastic surgery, mind game, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 323K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, investigation, corruption, rape, domestic violence, police, incest, murder, surveillance, crimes, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, military, rape, conspiracy, betrayal, army, gang rape, mystery, cover up, rape victim, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, investigation, reporter, murder, assassination, political conspiracy, media, political corruption, journalism, senator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, political conspiracy, fighting the system, uncover truth, espionage, satellite, cia, manhunt, intelligence, lawyer, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., maryland, baltimore, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 7K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: neo noir, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, anti semitism, jewish, police, murder, conspiracy, investigation, police investigation, blackmail, writers, greed, dark humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 56K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, surveillance, torture, war on terror, spy, police brutality, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, washington d.c., south africa, egypt, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, talky, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, politics, assassin, espionage, hitman, terrorist, serial killer, police investigation, terrorist plot, assassination, murder ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sexy, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: conspiracy, interpol, spy, gunfight, murder, investigation, assassin, espionage, chase, lawyer, revenge, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, middle east, israel, usa, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.5
 15K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, crimes, mystery, legal, court, courtroom drama, surveillance, adultery, divorce, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 23K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, political, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, legal action, lawyer, murder, conspiracy, politics, lawyers and clients, dishonesty, state affairs, legal investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 7K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, investigation, false accusation, veteran, alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam war, conspiracy, existentialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 29K
Antitrust (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: programmer, hacker, computer, conspiracy, murder, betrayal, uncover truth, dishonesty, business, manipulation, vengeance, justice ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: california, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 142K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, uncover truth, false accusation, frame up, corruption, crimes, conspiracy, negotiation, kidnapping, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, political ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, chase, revenge, betrayal, spy, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: northern ireland, new york, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 55K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, murder, uncover truth, conspiracy, violence, highway, desert, ransom, gang, truck driver, road trip ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%