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Bufo & Spallanzani
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ivan Canabrava is a writer, turned insurance ivestigator who investigates mysterious deaths involving Bufo Marinus. Bufo Marinus is a frog poison causing catalepsy in humans, simulating death, enabling grand insurance fraud and other crimes. Ten years later, now as a successful writer, similar characters possibly using Bufo Marinus reappear and create an intricate plot full of surprises.Po
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, crimes, crime, cons and scams, life is a bitch, cheating girlfriend, cheating wife, infidelity, female nudity, mercedes benz, leukemia, frog, black magic, laptop, corruption, library, doctor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
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Ezel
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Turkey
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 8.5
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
182 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, investigation, mystery and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Bufo & Spallanzani: Millennium (2010), Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005), We'll Meet Again (2002), Toe Tags (2003), Restitution (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Millennium
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Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.
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We'll Meet Again
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
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Toe Tags
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
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Restitution
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
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Cortex
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
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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.
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Wallander
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   41%
 
Thesis on a Homicide
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
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    User:   43%
 
The Cohasset Snuff Film
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 84 min.
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Cyrus
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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 6.4
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Ice Blues
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Caller
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern day Bonnie and Clyde - with a twist - that follows two lovers down a path of destruction, mayhem, and murder as they live in a world where it is acceptable to take whatever they want with murderous consequences.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Death in Holy Orders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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    User:   35%
 
The River Murders
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
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100 Tears
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus performer exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   36%
 
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Ezel
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ömer, a young man returning from military service, is set up by his friends and fiancé and ends up in prison for ten years. He fakes his own death and manages to escape. He re-creates himself as ‘Ezel’, a high-end gambler who is outwardly a ...
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Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada
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Detective Story
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A detective and a businessman search for a serial killer who removes people's organs.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, crime, serial killer, gory, investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, murder, amateur detective, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Top of the Lake
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, sexual abuse, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, female detective, self discovery, life is a bitch, small community ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
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Never Forget
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: murder, rock, in the woods, protagonist as suspect, crime, gory, false accusation, frame up, memory loss, mystery, riddles and clues, amnesia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 4.2
 342
The Apostate
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: A man of the cloth finds his faith challenged both by the death of one of his closest relatives and the aftermath of the crime in this thriller. When a man is murdered under mysterious circumstances, his brother, a Catholic priest (Richard Grieco), ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, amateur detective, mystery, obsession, religions or cults, crimes, sin, priest, art, monastery, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, puerto rico
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System:   32%
    User:   29%
 

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Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
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Story: Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed.
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