Movies like Borderline 2002

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Borderline (2002)
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Borderline (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for the criminally insane at the local prison, is a potentially dangerous one that forces her to keep long, erratic hours. When one of Lila's patients, Ed Baikman, is released into a half-way house, he decides under the delusional influence of his psychosis to help her out by murdering her ex-husband and his girlfriend, and then threatening to tell the cops they'd planned it together when she refuses to become romantically involved with him. Though Lila's lover, police detective Macy Kobacek, stands by her loyally, Baikman does such an ingenious job of implicating Lila in the crime that even Macy begins to have his doubts about Lila's innocence
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: police investigation, obsession, murder, false accusation, prison, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, ex husband ex wife relationship, mental illness, family problems, police detective, crimes, crime, custody, deadly, borderline personality disorder, custody battle, investigation, neo noir, danger, law enforcement, doctors and patients, crumbling marriage, protagonist as suspect, power relations ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Borderline

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, police investigation, crime, law enforcement and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Borderline: Break Up (1998), Mr. Brooks (2007), Out of Season (2004), American Crime (2004), The Bedroom Window (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Break Up (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, woman in danger, hospital, couple relations, murder, infidelity, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, crumbling marriage, couples, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
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100%
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Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, macabre, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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100%
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, crime gone awry, manipulations, femme fatale, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.4
 971
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, mind game, danger, femme fatale, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 665
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 ⇓
66%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
 180
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, mind game, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, dishonesty, deadly, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The suicide of a pregnant woman begins to look like murder and a county prosecutor is called in to investigate.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, who done it, danger, serial killer, law enforcement, femme fatale, power relations, woman in danger, murder investigation, murder mystery, murder of a pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.3
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, mystery, mind game, fighting the system, investigation, danger, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, deadly, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
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Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, crime, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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54%
 4.2
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
 15K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, mystery, betrayal, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.1
 506
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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48%
 5.1
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Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
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Hangman (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer, track down, dangerous attraction, false accusation, deadly, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.3
 16K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, crime, manipulation, mind game, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
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Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
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Pathology (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, medical school, psychopath, perfect crime, hospital, power relations, forensics, intern, doctors and patients, crime, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
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Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 1.8
 414
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, danger, murder, riddles and clues, introspection, siblings relations, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, deadly, crimes, private detective, murder, who done it, law enforcement, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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43%
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Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological thriller ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 514
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, frame up, car chase, investigation, mind game, race against time, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.9
 501
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: photographer, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, police investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 2K
A Crime (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent's life is on hold until he finds his wife's killer. Alice, his neighbor, is convinced she can make him happy. She decides to invent a culprit, so that Vincent can find revenge and leave the past behind. But there is no ideal ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: taxi, murder, vengeance, haunted by the past, frame up, neighbor, obsession, taxi driver, dog, boomerang, cons and scams, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%