Movies like Break Up

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Break Up (1998)
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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 charred body in her husband's car is pulled from a pond, the cops want to talk to her, but she bolts for her sister's, loses her savings pass-book, and then learns someone has emptied her bank account. She's goes on the run, with the same cops on her trail, and eventually realizes Frank may not be dead. Getting back her money, facing Frank, satisfying the police, and finding her freedom may be more than she can handle. Written by
Style: psychological, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, woman in danger, hospital, crimes, investigation, couple relations, crime, life is a bitch, graphic violence, infidelity, on the run, murder, danger, couples, chases and races, dishonesty, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, domestic disturbance, deaf, sex, on the road, kitchen ...
Time: 90s, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Break Up

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, danger, rivalry and couples mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Break Up: Enough (2002), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Benefit of the Doubt (1993), Deadbolt (1992), Final Move (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, abusive husband, self defense, domestic violence, stalking, abusive relationship, strong female character, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, woman in danger, obsessive love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle, los angeles, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, domestic violence, obsession, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, obsessive love, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, on the run, faked death ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, chase, crime, graphic violence, family relations, couples, psychopath, homecoming, prison, vengeance, family life, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 447
Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsessive love, betrayal, investigation, murder, obsession, mentally unstable, tragic love, couples, crime, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 3.7
 451
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Art of Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An abused wife (Joanna Pacula) turns to another man and becomes the victim of a blackmailer.
Style: twists and turns, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, deadly, couples, graphic violence, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, love triangle, dangerous attraction, couple relations, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 198
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, couples, infidelity, who done it, crimes, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, nanny, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, danger, crimes, psychopath, couples, family in danger, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 396
The Stray (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, danger, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, violence, restaurant, murder, police detective, homeless, seduction, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 327
Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, crimes, manipulations, manipulation, couples, dangerous attraction, false accusation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 823
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, mysterious character, mind game, track down, dangerous attraction, false accusation, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, track down, frame up, false accusation, cons and scams, law firm, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, power relations, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.9
 767
Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, transvestism, murder, amateur detective, police investigation, danger, mind game, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4.4
 259
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, dark humor, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 259K
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: surprise ending, tense, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, hostages, crimes, hopes, crime, murder, redemption, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Skulls III (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.
Style: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: college, murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, college life, crimes, mind game, youth, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 459
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, infidelity, dangerous attraction, manipulations, danger, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 691
Iron Maze (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his mill. Bellboy Barry admits to have done it - in self defense. ...
Style: psychological, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: law enforcement, society, crime, blind ambition, love triangle, track down, workplace situations, unemployment, obsession, murder, love affair, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.2
 352
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, false accusation, woman in danger, danger, deadly, youth, on the run, supernatural, mind game, farm, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.1
 545
Playing House (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this taut thriller, newlyweds Jen and Mitch find that three's company and four's a crowd when they ask their friend Danny to move in with them to share expenses. But a sweet situation turns sour when Danny invites a new person into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, manipulations, manipulation, couple relations, uninvited guest, couples, dishonesty, power relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.9
 812
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, mysterious character, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Intimate Stranger (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A policeman (James Russo) guards a barroom singer (Deborah Harry) whose phone-sex sideline has put a killer (Tim Thomerson) on her trail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: phone sex, prostitute, murder, couples, chases and races, law enforcement, stalking, rivalry, crimes, crime, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
 3.7
 417
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%