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Blood Simple (1984)
 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, twists and turns, tense, psychological, atmospheric, intense, serious ...
Plot: private detective, extramarital affair, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, infidelity, hitman, crimes, betrayal, murder mystery, gunfight, visceral, moral ambiguity, dishonesty, killer, husband wife relationship, investigation, vengeance, dark humor, whodunit, violence, buried alive, greed, deception, war ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Blood Simple

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, clever, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, greed, dialogue, storytelling, stylish and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Blood Simple: No Country for Old Men (2007), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Red Rock West (1993), Chinatown (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, greed, brutality, human nature, sheriff, death, peril, desert, serial killer, money ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
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85%
 8.1
 670K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, kidnapping, dark humor, small town, police investigation, ransom, crime gone awry, police, greed, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Plot: existentialism, character study, murder, crimes, infidelity, court, dark humor, eccentricity, false accusation, deception, life is a bitch, self discovery ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.0
 23K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, hitman, crimes, unemployment, mistaken identity, criminal, crime gone awry, betrayal, femme fatale, war injury, murder, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 323K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, investigation, corruption, rape, domestic violence, police, incest, murder, surveillance, crimes, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pacific ocean, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, heist, crime gone awry, manipulation, small town, betrayal, murder, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, sexual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, small town, crimes, fatal attraction, infidelity, bitch, couples, dishonesty, seduction, cons and scams, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, miami, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 61K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: friendship, dark humor, crimes, greed, betrayal, roommate, paranoia, crime gone awry, murder, violence, money, powerful ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 36K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, home invasion, private detective, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, death, intruder, unlikely partners, father son relationship, violence, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 28K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, cynical, sexy ...
Plot: betrayal, con artists, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, manipulation, con trick, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, swindle, female criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: neo noir, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, crimes, hitman, one last job, buddies, fall in love, redemption, gunfight, hopes, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 74K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, rough, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: infidelity, blackmail, dangerous attraction, adultery, betrayal, crimes, family in danger, disorder, police investigation, couples, rape, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
The Square (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, revenge, murder, tragedy, extortion, infidelity, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disorder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 534K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, character study, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, deception, home invasion, morality, tv news, graphic violence, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, sexy, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, murder, extramarital affair, love affair, crimes, perfect crime, blackmail, jealousy, violent husband, plan gone awry, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: dark, neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, death, homeless, crimes, vigilantism, car, violence, murder, character study, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 15K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, manipulation, loneliness, crime gone awry, complex characters, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.8
 9K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, crimes, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, kidnapping, private investigator, ransom, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Kill Me Again (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, crimes, chase, lovers on the run, desert, organized crime, murder, gunfight, casino, runaway, motel ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: neo noir, erotic, sexy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: crimes, heist, love triangle, betrayal, hospital, sex scene, car, flashback, killer, armored car robbery, casino, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 7K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, crimes, investigation, sex scene, dishonesty, interrogation, fall in love, romance, small town, police corruption, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 36K
Body Heat (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: sexual, sexy, neo noir, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, adultery, lust, lawyer, obsession, sex scene, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), greed, female nudity, lechery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: adultery, betrayal, crimes, romance, infidelity, sex, obsession, murder, femme fatale, love affair, sexual content, female orgasm ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, justice, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, hitman, crimes, crime gone awry, mafia, gambling, heist, organized crime, poker, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cerebral, art house, tense, cynical ...
Plot: strip club, gangsters, gambling, nightclub, female nudity, mafia, gambling debt, stripper, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 8K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, sexy, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, heist, betrayal, corruption, femme fatale, murder, crimes, crime gone awry, death, investigation, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 13K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town, murder, witness, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, disorder, crimes, small town life, cons and scams, nothing goes right, mechanic, reward ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 205K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, lawyer, adultery, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, mind game, police investigation, obsession, guilt, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%