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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, captivating, realistic, brutal, intense, talky ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, gunfight, psychopath, serial killer, sociopath, robbery, bomb, police detective, police, exploding car, vengeance, crime, crimes, writer's life, life is a bitch, danger, terminal illness, mind game, deadly, rivalry, attempted murder, violence, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, california, 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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crime, crimes, corruption, mentor, vengeance and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Best Seller: Blue Steel (1990), Cop (1988), Across 110th Street (1972), Guilty as Sin (1993), Deep Cover (1992). 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, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, psychological, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, police corruption, internal affairs, dysfunctional family, pizza, high school, coffee, feminist, dirty cop, shotgun ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crime, law enforcement, society, urban, urban ghetto, tough heroes, r&b, partners against crime, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, womanizer, psychopath, crimes, uncover truth, legal investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, power relations, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, police, undercover, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, dishonesty, manic, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, psychopath, police investigation, vengeance, gangsters, crime, danger, good versus evil, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, track down, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 58K
The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Peru
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, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, explosive, assassination, haunted by the past, tough heroes, rivalry, danger, deadly, organized crime, explosives expert, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1984, 1990s, year 1994
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective, police officer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, law enforcement, prostitute, transvestism, robbery, scam, white slavery, martial arts, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, stripper, crime, gangsters, gang, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, crimes, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, special agents, racism, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 124K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: exciting, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, money, mafia, robbery, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, crimes, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 235K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, sniper, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, heist, crime, rivalry, manipulations, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, canada, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: stylized, clever, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, neo noir, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, on the run, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 31K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 16K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, corruption, car chase, assassin, witness protection, stuntman, police, disguise, violence, deception, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
 518K
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, robbery, crime, heist, thief, group of criminals, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, chase, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, drug dealer, ransom, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, urban, law enforcement, crime, crime gone awry, master criminal, police detective, rivalry, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 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: rough, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, drug dealing, law enforcement, society, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, robbery, new identity, vengeance, betrayal, crime, gangsters, heist, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, violence, heist, drug dealing, friendship, murder, robbery, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, internal affairs, psychopath, police investigation, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, vengeance, manipulations, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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