Movies like Bufo & Spallanzani

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Bufo & Spallanzani (2001)
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Bufo & Spallanzani (2001)
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: tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, crimes, cons and scams, leukemia, frog, crime, life is a bitch, cheating wife, female nudity, doctor, corruption, infidelity, black magic, library, mercedes benz, laptop, cheating girlfriend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil

Most similar movies to Bufo & Spallanzani

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, realistic and serious films with plots about crimes, investigation, murder, danger, mystery, deadly and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Bufo & Spallanzani: The Perfect Student (2011), The Bates Haunting (2012), Ties That Bind (2010), The Killing Game (2011), Mystery Woman (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Student (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminology professor becomes a target herself when she tries to establish the innocence of her star student in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: college life, crimes, murder, deception, courtroom, seduction, police, investigation, danger, amateur detective, college, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Fjällbacka Murders: In the Eye of the Beholder (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Erica's sister Anna is visiting at the same time as the TV program "Antiques cubed" is in town to record at the castle in Fjällbacka. When Anna runs into the TV host for the show, Claes Wager, sparks quickly evolve into a flirt ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, love affair, deadly, family relations, danger, couples, crime, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, deadly, crimes, hotel, psychopath, danger, violence, slasher, best friends, murder of a nude woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.8
 217
Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, danger, intrigue, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, rivalry, criminal, strong female presence, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, deadly, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 590
Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty, murder, danger, store, sabotage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: amateur detective, mysterious character, investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, neo noir, neo-noir, writer's life, small town, love affair, extramarital affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, abduction, crimes, life is a bitch, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, who done it, mystery, danger, suspicion, strong female presence, riddles and clues, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, private detective, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, danger, down on your luck, who done it, crime, sexual content, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 758
Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, deadly, law enforcement, elderly, retirement home, alzheimer's disease, death, golden years, mystery, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, estrangement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, nanny, heist, child in peril, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Living with the Enemy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Smart, sexy Allison can't help but fall in love with Philip, a dashing software billionaire, and they quickly marry. But soon this new bride begins to think her hubby was involved in the mysterious death of his first wife. This suspicious ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: woman in danger, investigation, dangerous attraction, mystery, uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, computer system, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.6
 770
Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, crimes, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, small town, social relations, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Hidden Child (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Erica's parents are killed in a traffic accident. She moves to Fjällbacka and discovers she has a brother.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, deadly, haunted by the past, secret past, world war two, murder, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Even though police evidence - and even webcam footage of the death – point to natural causes – this mysterious death in a cursed” ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, mystery, who done it, crimes, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, couples, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)
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.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, legal, estate, dishonesty, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, crimes, deadly, murder, search, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Good Mistress (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman's one-night stand turns out to be her friend's husband, and a local political candidate.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, murder, mystery, addiction, alcohol abuse, legal, investigation, suspicion of murder, danger, rivalry, political candidate, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Hazing Secret (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Megan loses her long term memory in an accident she had five years ago as a sorority girl. Every night, she has the same dream of a party and the death of a sister. When she's invited to a Greek reunion, she realizes it wasn't just a dream.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, obsession, memory loss, uncover truth, intrigue, reunion, dishonesty, ritual, therapy, mockery, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
A Killer Among Us (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, teenage life, death of mother, murder suspect, crime, fatherhood, scolding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 456
The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, youth, dishonesty, deadly, amateur detective, suburbs, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, murder, prostitute, investigation, gangsters, who done it, crimes, private detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.1
 2K
Children... (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the "disappearance of the frog children." In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, serious, based on true events, tense ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, murder, deadly, partners, amateur detective, small town, child killer, disgraced ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Partners in Crime (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On his way to school, Huang witnesses the death of Hsia, a popular teenager in their high school,along with Lin and Yeh, the other 2 students from their high school, whom Huang has never known before. Even though the three guys try to save her, she ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, crime, investigation, mystery, youth, high school, teenage life, high school life, coming of age, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 377
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: memory loss, serial killer, murder, investigation, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, amateur detective, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Wolf at the Door (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, A Wolf at the Door is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, infidelity, kidnapping, couples, family problems, crimes, human nature, dishonesty, destructive relationship, brazilian, mistress, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 881
Coffin (2011)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Awakening from a deep sleep in the pitch black Sean Justice feels around him and realises that he is in a small wooden box and beside him lays his unconscious girlfriend. With only two hours of air time remaining a ransom demand is made of $500,000 ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: race against time, confined, mysterious character, survival, crimes, danger, trapped, coffin, save the day, on the run, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 4K
Cult (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, investigation, danger, riddles and clues, media, amateur detective, crimes, youth, young heroes, investigative journalism, mind control, missing brother
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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