Movies like Diva

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Diva (1981)
 7.1
 12K
Diva (1981)
Genre: Music, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jules, a young Parisian postman, secretly records a concert performance given by the opera singer Cynthia Hawkins, whom he idolises. The following day, Jules runs into a woman who is being pursued by armed thugs. Before she is killed, the woman slips an audio cassette into his mail bag...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, twists and turns, enigmatic, weird ...
Plot: police corruption, chase, opera singer, postman, motor scooter, diva, prostitute, gangsters, romance, car chase, crimes, dishonesty, delivery, witnessing a crime, motorcycle chase, brothel, singer, paris metro, opera, prostitution, murder, corruption, classical music, henchman, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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Most similar movies to Diva

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, chase, crime and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Diva: Subway (1985), Doberman (1997), Three Men to Destroy (1980), The Professional (1981), See the Sea (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Subway (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: safecracker, train, music band, subway, blackmail, chase, romance, fighting the system, crime, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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95%
 6.6
 17K
Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, crime, chase, gang, police corruption, weapons, law enforcement, danger, deadly, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Three Men to Destroy (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a potential witness. Soon they are killing everyone he even comes ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), manhunt, chase, car chase, hitman, deadly, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, contests and competitions, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, chases and races, government agency, on the run, fighting the system, against the rules, tough heroes, lone hero, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.8
 2K
See the Sea (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Sasha, a young British woman, is living with her baby daughter at Ile d'Yeu, a peaceful beach community. A stranger appears. Her name is Tatiana, she's passing through, and pitches her tent in Sasha's yard. The two women build an odd ...
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, family relations, couples, danger, crimes, youth, gays and lesbians, mysterious character, babies and infants, deadly, sexual relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.0
 23K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, neo noir, sniper, thief, prison, police, escape, pimp, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 46K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, neo noir, gangsters, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, lone wolves, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Boarding Gate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, drug dealing, murder, manipulation, femme fatale, love affair, hitman, infidelity, on the run, crimes, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hong kong, london, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.6
 3K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, danger, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, confined, unlikely partners, wanted, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 40K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Brotherhood of Tears (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gabriel Chevalier, 45 years old, is an ex-policeman. Unemployed, lonely and depressed,he lives like a ghost and hardly takes care of his only teenage child Juliette. One day, by pure chance, he finds a suspicious but extremely well paid job: his ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: danger, gangsters, crimes, secret, delivery, mission gone awry, chase, rivalry, escapades, down on your luck, under the surface, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 973
The Nada Gang (1974)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nada, named after a gang of Spanish anarchists, is a small, confused band of French terrorists. They kidnap the American ambassador after one of his regular visits to an exclusive brothel. The gang starts to quarrel amongst themselves as to the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrender, scapegoat, politics, kidnapping, terrorism, countryside, nudity (full frontal - brief), hostage, anarchist, chases and races, rescue, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 5K
Mute Witness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute, snuff, police, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gang, chase, filmmaking, russian, investigation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 4K
Simon Killer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. His life should be open-ended and full of promise, but he can’t shake his feelings of loss. Being a stranger in a strange land only aggravates his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, american abroad, fish out of water, college graduate, disorder, mysterious character, misfit, lifestyle, fall in love, neo noir, blackmail, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Mark of the Angels - Miserere (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Paris, December. A conductor of a choir is found mysteriously murdered, with burst eardrums. Lionel Kasdan, a police inspertor the verge of retirement, and Frank Salek, an official of Interpol, embark together on a hunt for the killer, and also to a ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, riddles and clues, interpol, investigation, danger, partners, crimes, deadly, society, kidnapping, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, crimes, crime, dishonesty, surveillance, on the run, dragon, french, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, danger, crimes, chase, law enforcement, deadly, warning, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prostitute, police investigation, police detective, gangsters, reluctant partners, gambling, danger, deadly, serial killer, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, on the run, dishonesty, warden, parole officer, coldhearted, crime and punishment, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, politics, deadly, rivalry, track down, surveillance, state affairs, mind game, voyeurism, murder, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 49K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: missing wife, kidnapping, espionage, rescue, woman in danger, jazz, missing person, doctor, neo noir, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 142
Legal Aid (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the age of forty, Antoine Lahoud is still defending petty criminals who are entitled only to legal aid. He still has a quixotic notion of his mission but, lately, his little income and his arduous working conditions have been eroding his ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: ambition, courtroom drama, legal, crimes, moral dilemma, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, corruption, lawyer, prison, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.2
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Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: asthma, femme fatale, paparazzi, crime, crimes, hidden identity, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, power relations, loss of child, female protagonist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 599
The Key (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Depuis peu Eric Vincent, trentenaire sans histoire, a un fort sentiment de malaise. Est-ce la peur d'avoir un enfant ou celle de voir brutalement resurgir le fantôme d'un père qu'il n'a jamais connu ? Un matin, un inconnu ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, estrangement, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, neo noir, investigation, murder, dead father ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 555
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: political thriller, law enforcement, deadly, undercover, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, political corruption, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Death in a French Garden (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wealthy Tombsthays hire a guitar tutor, David Aurphet, for their daughter Vivian. The wife, Julia, begins a passionate affair with David. Edwige, Julia's new neighbour, also takes an interest in David. David is attacked one night on ...
Style: sexual, stylized, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: jealousy, dangerous attraction, love affair, infidelity, neo noir, voyeurism, sexual relations, family life, life turned upside down, couples, love and romance, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 4K
Kansas City (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Robert Altman's story is a riff on race, class, and power cross-cuts between the two kidnappings and the background of corrupt politics and virtuoso jazz music. It all takes place in Kansas City in 1934.
Style: atmospheric, talky, offbeat, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, jazz, nightclub, gambling, politician, election, crime, crimes, politics, missing person, hostage ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, kansas city, kansas, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 2K
Uncovered (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While restoring a fifteenth-century painting Julia reveals a hidden Latin phrase. A series of murders begin to rock her small world of art experts, patrons and restorers, and she finds that the mystery of the painting is interwoven with the mystery ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, chess, uncover truth, mind game, danger, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, race against time, prostitute, amateur detective ...
Time: middle ages
Place: barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, notoriety, mob boss, against the rules, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%