Movies like Bodywork

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Bodywork (2001)
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Bodywork (2001)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Virgil Guppy buys a sleek-looking used Jaguar, but the car turns out to be a lemon. Unfortunately, that's just the start of his problems; a dead prostitute is discovered in the trunk, and Virgil is accused of her murder. Aided by a dysfunctional family of thieves, unorthodox police procedure and some clever body work of his own, he sets out to clear his name.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, cynical
Plot: prostitute, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, on the run, frame up, murder, dishonesty, false accusation, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, nothing to lose, car thief, framed for murder
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Bodywork

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bodywork: Marked Man (1996), Rage and Honor (1992), Wild Seven (2006), Sketch Artist (1992), Three Blind Mice (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, on the run, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Varg Veum - The Dead Have It Easy (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from?
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, race against time, danger, who done it, dishonesty, violence, conspiracy, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, frame up, perry mason, crime, rivalry, wrongfully committed, prison, army investigation, dedicated lawyer, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 676
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, witnessing a crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly, drug dealing, dishonesty, on the run, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vengeance, frame up, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, going straight, crimes, brutality, false accusation, life is a bitch, goofy hero, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, crimes, mystery, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
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Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, vigilantism, frame up, injustice, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 578
Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, crimes, law enforcement, crime, false accusation, dishonesty, anti hero, frame up, confined, anti heroes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 106
Canvas (1992)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ozzie Decker is an art dealer and a thief. He steals paintings for customers. Frank reluctantly begins to work with Ozzie because Frank's brother owes a lot of money to the mob. On his first art heist, Frank works directly with long-time ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, art theft, deadly, prodigy, downfall, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, forgery, going straight, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 299
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, danger, mystery, law enforcement, chases and races, best friends, life is a bitch, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 891
Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, fugitives, gang, chases and races, life is a bitch, society, criminal heroes, prostitute, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the brothers committed the crime, and must convince the other to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, police investigation, crime, family relations, small town, siblings relations, small town life, law enforcement, dishonesty, mass murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 391
Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, godparent, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, heist, dishonesty, stash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of two lads from Belfast as they stumble their way through the London gay underworld in search of 'gainful employment'. This being the offering of sexual favours to older gay men in order to subsidise their respective giros. 9 ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat ...
Plot: crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, friendship, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, crimes, amateur detective, nothing goes right, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, private detective, special agents, femme fatale, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, death row, serial killer, stalking, prison, confined, life is a bitch, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, partners, crime, mystery, rivalry, crimes, deadly, gang, chases and races, investigation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 2K
Anti-Social (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, gang, siblings relations, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, interracial, the underworld, street art, gang rape, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Boy Next Door (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A novelist (Dina Meyer) moves to a little town to write her next novel. She loves to get inspiration and as time goes by she gathers information about her neighbor, a young and wealthy guy whom she observes and picture from her window most of the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, espionage, crimes, who done it, frame up, dishonesty, deadly, novelist, stalking, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Varg Veum - The Consorts of Death (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates the murder of a married couple; prime suspect is the stepson, but Veum does not think he is guilty. Not even when he confesses.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, uncover truth, private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, race against time, crimes, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 1K
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 223
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother son relationship, murder, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 104
Out on Bail (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, sheriff, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, mute or deaf, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, diner, corruption ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Fall of the Essex Boys (2013)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the Essex Boys gang - the drugs, the violence and, of course, the murders. The real story is the most shocking of all.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense
Plot: murder, drug dealing, gangsters, gang, crimes, rise and fall, police investigation, fighting crime, who done it, law enforcement, police, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: england, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 616
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 239
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, police corruption, murder, custody, photographer, chases and races, rivalry, heroes, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Brother's Gun (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager finds a gun loaded with three bullets and shoots at the guard of a supermarket when he discovers it stealing a comic. In his escape along the road he meets a girl who has tried to commit suicide without success and both decide to take a ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, murder, on the run, youth, criminal heroes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, strong violent content, on the road, lovers on the run, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Random Encounter (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Doug Jackson's Random Encounter, Elizabeth Berkley plays Alicia Brayman, a public relations executive on the rise. At a celebratory party, Alicia meets a handsome man named Kyle (Joel Wyner) who takes her home for sex. Madeleine (Mary ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: female executive, public relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, mysterious character, frame up, murder, woman in danger, wrongfully committed, crime, framed for murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%