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The Deceivers (1988)
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to stop them. In disguise, he plans to himself become a “Deceiver” and infiltrate their numbers. Ever present in Savage’s adventures is a sense of dread; he is in constant fear of betrayal and vengeance and also undergoes a disturbing psychological transformation as he experiences the cult’s blood lust firsthand.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, colonel, hindu, arrest, investigation, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, secret society, serial killer, historical event, wedding, muslim, pagan, british empire, british, battles, revenge, undercover, escapades, working undercover, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, sex, dancing ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia

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Most similar movies to The Deceivers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, dishonesty, danger and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Deceivers: The Shadow in the North (2007), The Great Train Robbery (1978), Beautiful & Twisted (2015), Special 26 (2013), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, victorian england, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, investigation, detective agency, dishonesty, partners, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
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95%
The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: suspense, intense, tense, talky, exciting ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, safecracker, crimes, gold, british, betrayal, gangsters, train travel, master criminal, train, perfect crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: murder, journalism, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship, mysticism, media, state affairs, woman in danger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, lifetime, death, rivalry, true crime, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Special 26 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the early 1980s in India, a group of con artists rob well-known businessmen and politicians by posing as officers of the Central Bureau of Intelligence or income tax officials. The gang stages fake raids during which they steal great amounts of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: heist, cons and scams, robbery, money, crimes, theft, partners in crime, corruption, perfect crime, dishonesty, con artists, impersonation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, jungle, adventure, lion, animal attack, adventurer, obsessive quest, hunting, heroes, greed, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serial killer, murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, nypd, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, erotic
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, female nudity, minister, politics, uncover truth, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, investigation, narcissism, drug use, police investigation, youth, rivalry, violence, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspense, serious, tricky ...
Plot: writers, political conspiracy, politics, investigation, betrayal, mystery, cia, writer's life, secrets, spy, suspicion, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, london, massachusetts, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Black & White (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Rajan Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is a Professor in Urdu literature in Dr. Zakir Hussain's College. He resides in Chandni Chowk with his activist wife, Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah). Professor Mathur comes across a young boy called Numair Qazi (Anurag ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, hidden identity, introspection, society, bomb, police, working undercover, recruitment, escapades, rivalry, crimes, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Double Bang (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An honest cop enters the dark world of murder and corruption.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, fighting crime, murder, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Box 507 (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Modesto (Antonio Resines), an honest and responsible professional, is a manager of a small bank branch in Costa del Sol. His daughter died in a forest fire which he had thought to be accidental. One day he wakes up in his bank, after being locked ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, fire, murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, political corruption, cons and scams, haunted by the past, bank, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Maqbool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Macbeth meets the Godfather in present-day Bombay. The Scottish tragedy set in the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital; two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, dishonesty, godparent, right hand man, law enforcement, betrayal, corrupt cop, mistress, greed, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, cousin, psycho, two killers, strangler, police detective, psychopath, investigation, rape, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Shadow of the Wolf (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, and he must flee through the cold winter of Northen ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: adventure, survival, village, crimes, on the run, wilderness, murder, eskimo indian, native american, opposites attract, escapades, village life ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: female killer, femme fatale, police investigation, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, police detective, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Uniform (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Just as he is preparing for his daughter's wedding, a veteran policeman is assigned to a crack team transporting a Pakistani secret agent to trial.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, rookie, heroes, small town, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Varg Veum - Yours 'till Death (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Private eye Varg Veum is on a routine mission searching for his client Jonas Andresen's stolen car. The car is found having been used in a brutal robbery and not long after that the client himself turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns, neo noir ...
Plot: private investigator, robbery, murder, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, woman in danger, uncover truth, new love, crimes, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Johnny Gaddaar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Vikram decides to elope with his girlfriend Mini for a better life. For this purpose he decides to steal the money collected by his business partners for a drug deal. Everything goes horribly wrong when the partner carrying the money, Shiva, is ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, thief, vengeance, murder, gangsters, dishonesty, theft, heist, nightclub, corrupt cop, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, goa india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, talky, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, politics, assassin, espionage, hitman, terrorist, serial killer, police investigation, terrorist plot, assassination, murder ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, weird
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, violence, psychopath, racial slur, insanity, self mutilation, law enforcement, crimes, mental disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Bitter Flowers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, mystery, life is a bitch, child in peril, abduction, justice, private investigator, who done it, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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One Way Out (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Harry Woltz is a homicide cop with a gambling problem; a problem that leaves him owing a great deal of money to the Russell brothers. To clear the debt they ask him to train John Farrow to murder his wife, Evans, without leaving the usual clues or ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: police investigation, addiction, police corruption, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, murder, gambling, gambling debt, sex, winter, snow ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Sign of Four (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Style: realistic, twists and turns, thought provoking, intellectual, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, chase, adventure, crimes, mystery, murder, british empire, doctor, river, spy, nudity (full frontal - brief), melancholy ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: police officer, police investigation, murder, investigation, dishonesty, murder witness, crimes, law enforcement, terrorism, violence, drugs, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
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Day of Wrath (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At the height of the Spanish Inquisition, high-ranking noblemen begin dropping like flies, with alarming frequency and unexplained violence. But can local 16th-century sheriff Ruy de Mendoza (Christopher Lambert) discern who's responsible when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, love triangle, anti semitism, murder, investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, family secret, medieval ...
Time: contemporary, 16th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Hypnotist (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hypnosis, murder, hospital, hypnotist, witnessing a crime, boy, psychologist, crimes, law enforcement, cop witness relations, moral dilemma, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%