Movies like The Big Town

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The Big Town (1987)
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 2K
The Big Town (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: gambling, infidelity, femme fatale, stripper, dangerous attraction, crimes, romance, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, crime, love and romance, on the run, fall in love, urban, couples, small town life, dishonesty, city life, gambler, craps, sex, violence, blonde, female nudity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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Most similar movies to The Big Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and suspenseful films with plots about couples, dishonesty, infidelity, love and romance, crimes, female nudity and couple relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Big Town: Zandalee (1991), The Hot Spot (1990), Other Voices (2000), The Other Side of Midnight (1977), Exit in Red (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, extramarital affair, tragic love, manipulations, family problems, passion, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual attraction, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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95%
 6.4
 11K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery, erotica ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.8
 276
Other Voices (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Phil and Anna are a young, married couple, who begin to suspect one other of an affair. When a shady private investigator gets involved in their relationship, things begin to spin out of control, in this turn-of-the-millennium thriller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: infidelity, private detective, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, city life, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, breakup, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Other Side of Midnight (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: When French beauty Noelle Page falls in love with American pilot Larry Douglas, she believes he'll marry her. Instead, he returns to the U.S and marries the sweet but naive Catherine. Even though Noelle has found a new lover, an affluent Greek ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, love triangle, betrayal, world war two, pilot, love affair, forbidden love, rise to the top, vengeance, hidden identity, wartime life, lovers reunited ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, year 1947, year 1945
Place: france, europe, greece, washington d.c., marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.2
 601
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, power relations, love affair, betrayal, extramarital affair, sexuality, dangerous attraction, infidelity, frame up, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, love triangle, femme fatale, private detective, manipulation, couples, power relations, manipulations, investigation, betrayal, infidelity, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 527
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys; straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who consistently refuses to marry either of them.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, widow, farm, friendship, couple relations, friends, couples, small town life, small town, fall in love, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1920s, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.1
 747
Attraction (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, intense, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, infidelity, stalking, mentally unstable, dishonesty, lifestyle, radio show, voyeurism, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Sexual Roulette (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a young couple loses all of their money at a casino, the husband performs certain "favours" in order to work the debt off, while his wife is unaware of this kinky arrangement.
Style: sexy, tense, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, sexual relations, love triangle, moral dilemma, infidelity, sexual favor, casino, exploitation, vengeance, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Trois 3: The Escort (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a hip-hop promoter is bailed out of a hefty debt by a club owner, he becomes one of her call boys and nearly loses his life in the process.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: hip hop, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, love triangle, forbidden love, romance, danger, dishonesty, lifestyle, betrayal, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crimes, small town life, infidelity, couple relations, investigation, family problems, deadly, who done it, obsession, crime, couples, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: neo noir, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, femme fatale, inheritance, power relations, graphic violence, couples, family problems, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
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Often (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ricky (Emraan Hashmi) is a leading fashion photographer, who carries his heart on his sleeve. He's an absolute womanizer. The film begins with Ricky getting a call from Sheena (Udita Goswami), who asks him to meet her in a gym. Once there, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, femme fatale, love triangle, love affair, manipulation, romance, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, couples, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, crimes, hidden identity, infidelity, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 7K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, romance, family problems, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crimes, crime, fatal attraction, crimes of passion, love affair, romance, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 8K
Dot the I (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young lovers in London are wrapped up in a love triangle that may not be exactly what it seems. Carmen, a beautiful Spanish woman with a tendency to lose her temper at the drop of a hat, is about to be married to Barnaby, a caring, wealthy, but ...
Style: sexy, stylized, serious, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, forbidden love, infidelity, romance, manipulations, manipulation, fall in love, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love affair, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An intricately plotted tale of thwarted love and betrayal, "The Golden Bowl" tells the story of an extravagantly rich American widower and his sheltered daughter, both of whom marry only to discover that their respective mates, a beautiful ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, love affair, family problems, couples, dishonesty, romance, society, fall in love, parents and children, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: italy, england, europe, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.2
 5K
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, architect, paranoia, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
I Like to Play Games Too (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An advertising agent (Maria Ford) comes up against a client (Bobby Johnston) she is unable to manipulate through her seduction games.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, voyeurism, power relations, deadly, crimes, couples, manipulation, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry, romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Three for the Devil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, master criminal, dishonesty, unlikely partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes, confined, couples, friendship, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
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The Cooler (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, intense, offbeat ...
Plot: gambling, casino, bad luck, debt, romance, dangerous attraction, fall in love, cheating, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, couples, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.8
 679
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: serious, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: stalker, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, femme fatale, infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, murder, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.2
 661
Night Eyes (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills home-security guard is seduced by a rock star's wife he monitors by video.
Style: erotic, realistic, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, rock star, security guard, sexual relations, crime, crimes, crumbling marriage, voyeurism, adultery, investigation, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cold Heart Canyon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, Karen has a dream that her sister Heather is in danger, but Heather seems safe enough, having just moved to a remote spur of the canyon to distance herself from her ex-husband. She's a writer, and she's soon ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, erotic, light ...
Plot: love and romance, danger, crimes, estrangement, missing person, infidelity, dishonesty, couple relations, deadly, murder, sister sister relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, drug dealing, crimes, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, youth, opposites attract, best friends, unfulfillment, love and romance, teenage life, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love affair, love and romance, crimes, danger, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, romance, betrayal, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 411
Love Walked In (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two romantically involved down-and-out lounge singers get involved in a caper.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, love triangle, showbiz, cons and scams, private detective, obsession, down on your luck, infidelity, love and romance, sex scene, militant, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%