Movies like Best Seller

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Best Seller (1987)
 6.5
 4K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, intense, brutal, talky ...
Plot: murder, heist, gunfight, hitman, sociopath, serial killer, exploding car, police detective, robbery, police, bomb, crime, psychopath, vengeance, attempted murder, crimes, deadly, writer's life, mind game, terminal illness, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, violence, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas, new york, oregon

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Most similar movies to Best Seller

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crime, murder, crimes, corruption, brutality, vengeance and mentor mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Best Seller: Blue Steel (1990), Triple 9 (2016), Another Day in Paradise (1998), Out for Justice (1991), Dirty Harry (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 58K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, ghetto, russian mafia, cocaine, bag of money, assault rifle, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, cynical, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: violence, drug abuse, murder, addiction, robbery, crime, heist, drug dealing, friendship, buddies, crimes, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: suspense, cynical, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, urban ghetto, crimes, dishonesty, urban, law enforcement, society, fighting crime, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: hitman, murder, crime, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, babies and infants, gang, gangsters, feminism, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, crime, investigation, rape, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, obsession, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, scam, martial arts, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, police investigation, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, uncover truth, legal investigation, crimes, murder, womanizer, psychopath, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 24K
The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, bank robbery, murder, armed robbery, chase, betrayal, bag of money, robbery, prison, hitman, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, urban ghetto, drug dealing, vengeance, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 20K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, neo noir, betrayal, thief, safe, convict, crime, vengeance, safecracker, one last job, urban, burglar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, neo-noir, war, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, jewel, brother, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 30K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, police, murder, fight, taxi, crime, liberal, lone wolves, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, revenge, murder, crime, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, family in danger, betrayal, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 56K
The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, explosive, explosives expert, assassination, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994, year 1984
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, prison, neo noir, death row, mystery, psychopath, electric chair, crime, swamp, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vigilantism, murder, vietnam veteran, vengeance, homecoming, small town, vietnam war, crime, repayment, crimes, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 38K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, houseboat, heart transplant, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, mystery, police, special agents, ex-cop ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 4K
Cop (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police corruption, murder, sports car, stalker, drug dealing, feminist, dirty cop, pizza, high school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 4K
Prime Cut (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, chase, collector, drug dealing, violence, corruption, revenge, crime, small community, cornfield, white slavery, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%