Movies like Backfire

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Backfire (1987)
 5.5
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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
Plot: murder, inheritance, cheating wife, couple relations, crime, infidelity, family problems, crimes, betrayal, manipulations, dangerous attraction, deadly, unsupportive spouse, vietnam veteran, crimes of passion, danger, couples, dishonesty, down on your luck, female nudity, sex scene, sadist, post war, drifter, stranger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, couples, infidelity and dangerous attraction mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Backfire: Woman of Desire (1994), Extramarital (1998), When Justice Fails (1999), Dream Lover (1993), Guilty Conscience (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, erotic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, legal investigation, who done it, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, false accusation, dangerous attraction, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 377
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, infidelity, journalism, murder, mystery, love and romance, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, who done it, love triangle, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual
Plot: murder, crimes, fall in love, crime, mystery, gays and lesbians, mute or deaf, legal, police detective, investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, adultery, femme fatale, betrayal, marriage, infidelity, murder, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, betrayal, murder, danger, love and romance, mystery, crumbling marriage, protagonist as suspect, crime, woman in danger, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, crimes, mystery, false accusation, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, tense, mind bending, sexual ...
Plot: murder, small town life, journalism, small town, obsession, voyeurism, power relations, couple relations, femme fatale, deadly, family problems, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 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, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.4
 118
Paris by Night (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Clara Bell is a busy Euro MP with a husband and child at home and a high powered career - but on a trip to Paris her ordered existence is overturned by a murder and a chance encounter.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: politics, state affairs, crumbling marriage, crime, dangerous attraction, legal investigation, crimes, manipulations, unlikely criminals, couple relations, love and romance, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 12K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, beach house, heiress, mystery, crime, neo-noir, legal, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: tense, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, revenge, femme fatale, couple relations, crime, dealing with death, crimes, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 587
Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: mind bending, sexual, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crime, unemployment, police investigation, theme park, society, law enforcement, love affair, couples, deadly, protagonist as suspect, blind ambition, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexual, tragic ending
Plot: dishonesty, infidelity, neo noir, femme fatale, inheritance, crime, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, couple relations, power relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: psychological, sexual, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, infidelity, deadly, couples, danger, dishonesty, obsession, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, marriage crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, mind game, murder, dishonesty, love affair, obsession, rivalry, love and romance, unfulfillment, deadly, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 774
Obsessed (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, mind game, mental illness, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, island, danger, isolation, estate, crime, crimes, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, adult virgin, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 821
Motives (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
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, sexual, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, danger, infidelity, deadly, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, crimes, sexual relations, protagonist as suspect, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 628
Cold Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers becoming attracted to the wrong man can have deadly consequences in this tense erotic thriller. Linda (Nastassia Kinski) is a woman whose life would seem ideal on the surface: she runs a thriving business and is happily married to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, love triangle, infidelity, obsession, love affair, family problems, couples, crimes, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, destructive relationship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 591
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, city life, witnessing a crime, mysterious character, crimes, mystery, manipulations, mental illness, addiction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 739
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, 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, mind bending, sexual, realistic, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, family problems, couples, betrayal, murder, redemption, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, extramarital affair, infidelity, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, gangsters, mystery, dangerous attraction, lust ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Art of Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An abused wife (Joanna Pacula) turns to another man and becomes the victim of a blackmailer.
Style: sexual, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, couples, love triangle, infidelity, love affair, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, crimes, crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, vengeance, betrayal, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, infidelity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, female protagonist, sex, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, power relations, betrayal, investigation, danger, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, biting, realistic
Plot: murder, legal, society, battle of the sexes, family problems, suburbs, deadly, couples, dishonesty, social decay, betrayal, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, who done it, haunted by the past, infidelity, crimes, sexual relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, murder, crimes, mentally unstable, deadly, destiny, coming of age, dangerous attraction, mischievous children, mother son relationship, voyeurism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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