Movies like Cortex

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Cortex (2008)
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Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, crimes, law enforcement, elderly, clinic, retirement home, death, alzheimer's disease, mystery, mental illness, golden years, old man, memory, old age, old woman, suspicion, retired cop, deadly, gun, crime, pistol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Cortex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, mystery and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cortex: Counter Investigation (2007), The Shield and the Sword (2010), A Private Affair (2002), State Affairs (2009), The Killing Game (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Counter Investigation (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, serial killer, pedophile, police detective, death of daughter, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, death in the family, revenge plot, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, drugs, police, chase, politician, duty, criminal, patrol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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: neo noir, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, crimes, murder, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, femme fatale, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, cynical ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, law enforcement, hitman, police detective, politics, betrayal, dishonesty, murder, political corruption, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues, foster home, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, estrangement, nanny, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, heist, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, child in peril, mystery, loss of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, losing-it hero, memory lapse, suspicion, mentally unstable, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, crime gone awry, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, confined, disorder, hostage, murder, archery, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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R.I.F. (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, crimes, police investigation, on the run, mystery, police detective, chase, missing wife, graphic violence, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial murder, policewoman, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, amateur detective, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, legal, law enforcement, parents and children, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, psychological, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: college life, crimes, murder, deception, seduction, courtroom, police, investigation, amateur detective, college, dishonesty, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, mystery, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, college student, assault, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, secret past, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity, crimes, murder, world war two ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, woman in danger, couples, couple relations, crimes, intrigue, dishonesty, computer system, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, serial killer, murderous pair, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, privacy invasion, concierge, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir, wealthy family, abusive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, captivity, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, forest, gays and lesbians, gay, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web, love triangle, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Black Box (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accident survivor wakes from a coma and confronts old, uncomfortable memories.
Style: mind bending, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hospital, haunted by the past, memory loss, unfulfillment, investigation, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, crime investigation, mystery, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, who done it, murder, law enforcement, gangsters, private detective, investigation, prostitute, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, euthanasia, lawyer, mercy killing, murder, suicide, rivalry, angel of death, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crimes, murder, mystery, alcohol abuse, legal, addiction, investigation, suspicion of murder, rivalry, political candidate, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: manhunt, mystery, private detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police procedural, fictional country, snow, chases and races, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, investigation, false accusation, mystery, best friends, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, accident, car accident, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, crimes, warning, riddles and clues, chase, law enforcement, investigation, murder, panic, beach, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, snow ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%