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20 best movies like Bitter Moon (1992)

List of the best movies like Bitter Moon (1992): Body Heat, Damage, Monsieur Hire, Original Sin, Sea of Love, Forever Mine, The Divide, The Perfect Guy, Anthony Zimmer, The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
PlacePrison, Small cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
PlotPassion, Obsession, Love triangle
StyleGloomy, Serious

The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:21
CharactersSerial killers, Spy
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, False accusations
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man's simple life becomes more complicated.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Mexico, USA
Duration01:58
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Seduction, Fate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Explicit scenes

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotPassion, Investigation, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:55
PlotRevenge, Obsession, Love triangle
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, fantastic, thriller, thriller, drama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration02:02
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse
PlaceBunker, New York
TimePost apocalypse
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersHackers, Cats, Architects
PlotLove, Dancing, Revenge, Cars, Relationship
PlaceParty, USA, Office, Night Clubs, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
CharactersHeroes, Losers
PlotSeduction
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart, Serious

In Paris, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic surgery, and his new face and voice are completely unknown. The only means to reach Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara, who is under surveillance of the police and the mobsters. While traveling by train to the country nearby Nice, the common man François Taillandier, who has the same body shape of Zimmer, is select by Chiara as if he were Zimmer and used as a bait to lure those that are pursuing her. When Taillandier is chased by the professional Russian killers, he runs the French police when the real situation begins to be disclosed to him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryWest Germany, USA
Duration01:56
PlotPassion, Obsession, Conspiracies
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Tense, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersLawyers
PlotObsession, False accusations
StyleRomantic, Action, By books, Smart, Serious

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40
PlotObsession, Pursuit, Mental disorders, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StylePsychological problems, Action, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, Claire. But as Joe and Claire prepare to open a bottle of champagne, their idyll comes to an abrupt end. A hot air balloon drifts into the field, obviously in trouble. The pilot catches his leg in the anchor rope, while the only passenger, a boy, is too scared to jump down. Joe and three other men rush to secure the basket. But fate has other ideas...

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, France
Duration02:01
CharactersActors
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession
PlaceNew York
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Cynical hit man Mick is tiring of his job and asks his boss George for time off. However, George gives him the assignment of his life, prompting Mick's soul-searching to reach new heights. Mick is asked to kill sultry Fiona, who owes George money and claims she wants to die. But as Mick spends time with her, he finds himself falling for her.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersJews, Psychologists, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotPassion, Mental disorders, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Intellectual, Serious

Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersTeachers
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Money, Obsession
PlacePrison
StyleRomantic, Action, Serious, Disturbing

A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryArgentina, Spain, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:02
PlotRevenge, Fate, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Smart

Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters
PlotGambling, Revenge, Passion, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceCasino, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Noir

A gambler discovers an old flame while in Argentina, but she's married to his new boss.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:36
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion, Obsession, Seduction
StylePsychological problems

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Love triangle, Jealousy, Pads
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:48
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotLove, Gambling, Money, Investigation, Success
PlaceLondon
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Soulful, Smart, Tense

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Cooks
PlotPassion, Seduction, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Hotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Spain, Italy
Duration01:56
PlotLove, Passion, Obsession, Love triangle, Chase
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense

A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, Max catches a glimpse of the great lost love of his life, reviving his wanderlust and sending him off on a chase of the elusive Lisa, whom he had overheard suggesting to a friend that her lover, Daniel, had killed someone for her. Soon, Max is trying to unravel the mystery behind the suspicious death of Daniel's wife, which he hopes will lead him closer to Lisa.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Poland, United Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersWriters, Widows
PlotDivorce
PlaceParis, France
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Soulful, Serious

An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:36
CharactersGay, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Investigation, Obsession, Loneliness, Swimming
PlaceFrance, Lake
TimeSummer
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersDoctors, Scientists, Surgeons
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Experiments
PlaceHospitals
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart, Creepy

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
PlotPassion, Obsession, Jealousy, Love with age difference, Seduction
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Serious

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDirectors
PlotAdventure, Passion, Investigation
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

A passionate filmmaker creating a film based upon a true crime casts an unknown mysterious young woman bearing a disturbing resemblance to the femme fatale in the story. Unsuspectingly, he finds himself drawn into a complex web of haunting intrigue: he becomes obsessed with the woman, the crime, her possibly notorious past, and the disturbing complexity between art and truth. From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Verona, Rome, and London, new truths are revealed and clues to other crimes and passions, darker and even more complex, are uncovered.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:41
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Puzzles, Abduction, Relationship
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Smart

A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:25
CharactersGay
PlotLove, Passion, Fight, Obsession
PlaceCollege, Alaska
StyleRomantic, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At university he was a favored student in a prestigious creative writing course, but a chance meeting, a stolen kiss and a sudden flare of passion sets Tim on a journey of betrayal, heartbreak and murder.





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