Movies like Backfire

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Backfire (1987)
 5.5
 435
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, couple relations, crime, infidelity, family problems, crimes, betrayal, manipulations, dangerous attraction, deadly, unsupportive spouse, vietnam veteran, cheating wife, 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, deadly, murder, couples, dishonesty, infidelity and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Backfire: Extramarital (1998), Woman of Desire (1994), When Justice Fails (1999), Dream Lover (1993), Guilty Conscience (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, journalism, mysterious character, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, manipulations, mystery, uncover truth, love triangle, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: 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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, twins, yacht, courtroom drama, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, who done it, dedicated lawyer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: murder, crime, danger, law enforcement, fall in love, dishonesty, track down, couples, deadly, investigation, obsession, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, femme fatale, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, adultery, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, mind game, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, crimes, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, small town life, dedicated lawyer, who done it, power relations, crime, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, uncover truth, manipulations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, danger, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting, tense
Plot: politics, crumbling marriage, crime, crimes, manipulations, love and romance, unlikely criminals, life turned upside down, couple relations, infidelity, legal, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, scary, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, beach house, heiress, mystery, crime, neo-noir, heroes, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, deadly, family problems, death in the family, femme fatale, crimes, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, psychological, sexual, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, deadly, love affair, dishonesty, track down, couples, police investigation, unemployment, law enforcement, obsession, murder, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexual, tragic ending
Plot: dishonesty, femme fatale, infidelity, neo noir, inheritance, siblings relations, couples, family problems, crime, dangerous attraction, danger, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sexual, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, infidelity, crimes, obsession, danger, couple relations, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, deadly, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: mind game, murder, infidelity, love triangle, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, dishonesty, love affair, crumbling marriage, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic, tense
Plot: deadly, crime gone awry, danger, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, crimes, manipulations, infidelity, murder, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, crimes, crime, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mind game, manipulations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, prison, infidelity, doctor, mental illness, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, city life, police detective, estrangement, mind game, mental illness, deadly, dishonesty, urban, mentally unstable, addiction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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: mind bending, sexual, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, family problems, deadly, love triangle, infidelity, investigation, reincarnation, clergy, murder, betrayal, redemption, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: erotic, tense, sexual, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, love triangle, infidelity, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, betrayal, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 715
Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: mind bending, rough, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: investigation, psychopath, crimes, crime, mystery, law enforcement, couples, deadly, memory loss, obsession, murder, slasher ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, female protagonist, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, crime, protagonist as suspect, power relations, crimes, investigation, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, suspenseful, biting, realistic
Plot: murder, suburbs, family problems, couples, social decay, deadly, dishonesty, infidelity, legal, vengeance, betrayal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: murder, stalking, uncover truth, mystery, memory loss, who done it, mysterious character, infidelity, deadly, crimes, sexual relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, mistress, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 282
Dark Obsession (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hugo Buckton seems to have it all: He is apparently rich and has a beautiful wife and a doting son. In actuality, though, Hugo is having money problems and is paranoid that his wife is cheating on him. After a boozy night at a party, Hugo hits and ...
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, hit and run, police, strong sexual content, family problems, best friends, crimes, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, deadly, left to die, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
41%
 5.4
 292
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: tense, scary, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: couples, deadly, dishonesty, family problems, stalking, infidelity, private detective, domestic disturbance, dangerous attraction, mystery, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: mind bending, sexual, rough, sexy, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, dancer's life, crime, mystery, crimes, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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