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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, investigation, crime, deadly, mystery, murder and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Bufo & Spallanzani: All Things To All Men (2013), A Private Affair (2002), Toe Tags (2003), Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005), Cortex (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, rivals, dishonesty, law enforcement, wrong place wrong time, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, corruption, criminal, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, obsession, private detective, search, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.5
 99
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mystery, amateur detective, race against time, investigation, serial killer, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, estate, legal, amateur detective, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.2
 736
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: investigation, retirement home, crime, golden years, mental illness, clinic, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, crimes, elderly, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, murder, deadly, investigation, family relations, crimes, love affair, siblings relations, love and romance, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: against humanity, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, crime, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, uncover truth, haunted by the past, intrigue, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Last Hours in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Grace is accused of playing a role in a deadly accident, her best friend reaches out from beyond the grave to unveil the truth behind what happened.
Style: bleak, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, mystery, crimes, crime, investigation, false accusation, uncover truth, teenage life, suburbs, life is a bitch, friends, righting the wronged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.2
 63
Chess Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mina (Priscila Fantin) is arrested for defrauding the Social Security and beyond to defend the other inmates need to escape from the prison director of surveillance (Tuca Andrada). The crime involved a Senator (Antonio Calloni), trying in every way ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, rivalry, prison life, confined, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, prison, corruption, psychological torture, psychological thriller
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: missing child, investigation, murder, small town, deadly, partners, child killer, amateur detective, disgraced, misfit partners, riddles and clues, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, crime, danger, euthanasia, lawyer, mercy killing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: serious, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, missing child, crimes, destructive relationship, unfulfillment, human nature, couples, family problems, dishonesty, brazilian, extramarital affair, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: memory loss, obsession, dishonesty, uncover truth, life is a bitch, curses spells and rituals, intrigue, reunion, investigation, sorority, college, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, investigation, track down, deadly, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, foster home, child abduction, distorted voice
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
You Belong to Me (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a messy divorce, Alex Wilson (Shannon Elizabeth) isn't interested in the advances of her colleague, Michael (Christian Campbell). But when Michael's interest takes a morbid turn and someone ends up dead, Alex becomes trapped in a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious
Plot: kidnapping, mystery, crime, blind ambition, moral dilemma, couples, deadly, crimes, danger, stalking, false identity, bed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, small town, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, investigation, scotch whiskey, gun held to head, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, serial killer, investigation, mystery, crime, teachers and students, professor, suspicion of murder, police, ex husband ex wife relationship, thesis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: investigation, law enforcement, amateur detective, love affair, mysterious character, artists and showbiz, crimes, writer's life, love and romance, crime, mystery, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: private investigator, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, investigation, police investigation, gangsters, prostitute, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, deadly, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, amateur detective, danger, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 581
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, sincere, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crime, investigation, missing child, family problems
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 4K
Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: heist, retribution, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, torture, sexy woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: high school, addiction, alcohol abuse, murder, legal, mystery, legal action, crime, couple relations, family problems, couples, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amateur detective, deadly, psychopath, crimes, best friends, investigation, hotel, slasher, killed during sex, guillotine, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, riddles and clues, survival, track down, serial killer, investigation, danger, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, amateur detective, deadly, danger, police investigation, investigation, crime, uncover truth, who done it, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, crime, crimes, mystery, nanny, estrangement, investigation, heist, deadly, dishonesty, suspicion, best friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 576
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hit and run, murder, life turned upside down, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, investigation, private detective, uncover truth, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, murder, mystery, crimes, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, legal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 958
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, tv reporter, woman in danger, small town, psychopath, media, journalism, investigation, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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