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La Cérémonie (1995)
 7.6
 9K
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to stand up against her bourgeois employers. Things start to escalate as the Lelievres find out that Sophie can't read and has brought Jeanne into their house against their wish.
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, clever, serious, biting, realistic, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, village, friendship, maid, bourgeoisie, illiteracy, vengeance, family, crimes, friends, disability, crime, love and romance, village life, social differences, society, dishonesty, grudge, rivalry, master and servant, power relations, social relations, female psychopath, female friendship, class society ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, police investigation, death, dialogue and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like La Cérémonie: Merci pour le Chocolat (2000), Hell (1994), Ripley's Game (2002), The Unfaithful Wife (1969), The Dead Girl (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, jealousy, mystery, infidelity, remarry, family relations, dishonesty, couples, family life, unlikely criminals, crime, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, usa, france, europe, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 4K
Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, family relations, dishonesty, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 16K
Ripley's Game (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, human nature, criminal heroes, cons and scams, dishonesty, danger, intrigue, mind game, crimes, greed, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, italy, milan italy, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, murder, investigation, private detective, crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect, crimes, love affair, suburbs, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 60s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.6
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, hitchhiker, forensics, therapist, birthday, fire, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, friendship, crime, who done it, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mind game, deadly, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: pornography, femme fatale, police investigation, obsession, murder, dangerous attraction, danger, love triangle, mystery, crime, hollywood, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, year 1946
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, violence, prostitute, secret, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Color of Lies (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, child murder, couples, law enforcement, small town life, small town, murder, social relations, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 7K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, psychopath, opposites attract, butcher, obsession, mystery, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, mansion, cousin, housekeeper, southern belle, mental illness, recluse, estate, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1964, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 47K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, crimes, murder, corpse, crime, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty, grief, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With the help of their mentor Felix, a group of the best friends and first-time thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the amateurs botch the delivery of the objet d'art, the dealer kills Felix and ...
Style: realistic, biting, suspenseful, tense, clever ...
Plot: murder, friends, betrayal, friendship, heist, black market, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, gangsters, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, usa, california, latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, murder, child abuse, dysfunctional family, island, investigation, incest, abusive husband, anger, bar, reporter ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, tense, mysterious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 43K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: clever, dark humor, stylized, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, robbery, vandalism, chase, crime gone awry, loss of daughter, hit and run, abortion, thief, theft, cover up, running ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, crimes, couples, family life, poet, serial killer, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
Red Lights (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, traffic jam, hitchhiker, murder, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, overbearing parent, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1971, 2000s, year 1972 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: psychological, sexy, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, island, mystery, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, isolation, sexual relations, couples, family problems, incest ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s
Place: new hampshire, norway, usa, europe, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 28K
The Limey (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: investigation, murder, neo noir, daughter, prison, motel room, suitcase, warehouse, stakeout, revenge, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pacific ocean, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 8K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, missing person, neo noir, private detective, investigation, mystery, crime, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, ransom, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, manipulations, secret identity, mistaken identity, sexual tension, neo noir, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, new york, atlantic ocean, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, danger, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, reluctant partners, who done it, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 2K
Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: poisoning, murder, legal, vengeance, testimony, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, attempted murder, death row ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 5K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, veteran, crimes, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%