Movies like Cortex

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Cortex (2008)
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, elderly, law enforcement, deadly, retirement home, death, alzheimer's disease, crime, mystery, mental illness, golden years, gun, old man, memory, old age, old woman, suspicion, pistol, retired cop
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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, crime and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cortex: The Shield and the Sword (2010), A Private Affair (2002), The Killing Game (2011), My Nanny's Secret (2009), Counter Investigation (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, crime, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, duty, politician, criminal, chase, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, neo noir, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, deadly, mystery, danger, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, mind bending, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, investigation, nanny, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, heist, family relations, husband wife relationship, child in peril, employer employee relationship, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, serial killer, sexual abuse, pedophile, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, death in the family, revenge plot, revenge, death of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disorder, crimes, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, hostage, murder, crime, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, police, seduction, investigation, danger, amateur detective, college, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, deadly, journalism, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, supernatural ability, murder investigation, pub, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crimes, uncover truth, police investigation, mystery, on the run, police detective, chase, missing wife, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 596
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: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, deadly, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: political thriller, undercover, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, murder, political corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, legal, law enforcement, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 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, woman in danger, police detective, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: investigation, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, crimes, computer system, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, secret past, world war two, against humanity, dishonesty, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, serial killer, fighting crime, murderous pair, crime, strangulation, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 949
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, manipulations, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
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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: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, computer program, computer, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, graphic violence, confined, life is a bitch, woman in danger, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, murder, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, in the woods, gays and lesbians, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, heir heiress, nosy, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, false accusation, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, best friends, car accident, murder, danger, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, deadly, crimes, private detective, murder, who done it, law enforcement, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 334
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: private detective, manhunt, mystery, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 482
Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, student, apartment building, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, concierge, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, crimes, false accusation, mystery, murder, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, euthanasia, mercy killing, lawyer, suicide, murder, rivalry, crime, angel of death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 222
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, intrigue, mystery, danger, crimes, rivalry, amateur detective, criminal, dishonesty, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mystery, addiction, alcohol abuse, legal, investigation, suspicion of murder, danger, political candidate, rivalry, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, mind game, mystery, investigation, psychopath, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%