Movies like Backfire

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Backfire (1987)
 5.5
 482
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a mysterious stranger, Reed, at a local bar, she believes she has found the right person to help her out of her predicament. But Mara worries that Donnie's sister, Jill, is on to her.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, couple relations, crime, infidelity, family problems, crimes, betrayal, manipulations, manipulation, dangerous attraction, deadly, unsupportive spouse, vietnam veteran, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes of passion, graphic violence, danger, couples, dishonesty, down on your luck, fight, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam

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Most similar movies to Backfire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, couples, deadly, infidelity and dangerous attraction mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Backfire: Jagged Edge (1985), Woman of Desire (1994), Lured Innocence (2000), Extramarital (1998), Impulse (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 13K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, frame up, dishonesty, legal investigation, investigation, false accusation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, obsession, investigation, crimes, family problems, couple relations, couples, crime, deadly, who done it, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.1
 418
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, infidelity, writers, uncover truth, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.7
 2K
Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexual ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, danger, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, sexual relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.3
 308
Blind Terror (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After marrying a handsome man she barely knows, a woman experiences threatening calls and violent attacks from a mysterious woman who claims to be her new husband's former lover.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, woman in danger, mystery, private detective, danger, dishonesty, infidelity, couples, family problems, stalking, deadly, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.3
 892
Motives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, sexual ...
Plot: manipulation, dangerous attraction, manipulations, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual relations, fatal attraction, murder, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Guilty Conscience (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, infidelity, mind game, betrayal, couples, family problems, crime, love and romance, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, murder, gang, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation, cons and scams, police station, who to trust, neo noir, self defense ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.5
 593
N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.5
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, serious, twists and turns, tense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, family business, family problems, crimes, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
 626
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, manipulations, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
When Justice Fails (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective (Jeff Fahey) investigating the murders of two sex offenders gets involved with a beautiful district attorney (Marlee Matlin) who becomes a main suspect.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: murder, danger, crime, mute or deaf, crimes, police detective, couples, sex maniac, obsession, fall in love, dangerous attraction, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 5K
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: tense, captivating, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, neo noir ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Mortal Passions (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: dishonesty, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, inheritance, power relations, family problems, graphic violence, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 270
Fatal Reunion (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica is a housewife, unhappy in her marriage, who decides to "spice it up" a little bit. But she gets more than she bargained for when she contacts an old high school classmate she once had a crush on.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, danger, couple relations, crimes, stalking, reunion, classmate, jealousy, murder, violence, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 5.2
 854
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, investigation, dealing with death, betrayal, clergy, deadly, crimes, reincarnation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 377
Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, starting over, deadly, family problems, redemption, murder, rivalry, hopes, crimes, graphic violence, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 152
Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, love affair, manipulation, mind game, manipulations, murder, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, crimes, mystery, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, forbidden love, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
In the Cold of the Night (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams...
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, dream, photographer, strong sexual content, graphic violence, danger, dishonesty, amateur detective, fall in love, dangerous attraction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 390
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, power relations, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, deadly, danger, dishonesty, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, murder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 420
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, danger, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Vishal Dixit leads an ordinary life with his wife and daughter but his once idyllic marriage is crumbling. When he meets a beautiful married woman en route to work on the train, it sparks a torrid adulterous affair. Vishal soon finds that an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, love and romance, family problems, couples, couple relations, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, life turned upside down, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wild Things: Foursome (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murdered hotel millionaire's son finds himself tangled up in a game of seduction and murder after a raunchy night with three beautiful women.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: foursome, murder, high school student, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, mystery, deadly, womanizer, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%