Movies like One Deadly Summer

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One Deadly Summer (1983)
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One Deadly Summer (1983)
Original name: L'été meurtrier
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon. Everyone notices the provocative Eliane. She singles out Pin-Pon and soon is crying on his shoulder (she's myopic and hates her reputation as a dunce and as easy); she moves in with him, knits baby clothes, and plans their wedding. Is this love or some kind of plot? She asks Pin-Pon's mother and aunt about the piano in the barn: who delivered it on a November night in 1955? Why does she want to know, and what does it have to do with her mother's sorrows, her father's injury, this quick marriage, and the last name on her birth certificate?
Style: psychological, sexual, sexy, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neurotic
Plot: village, wedding, family relations, small town, murder, sensuality, small town life, gang rape, vengeance, crimes, obsession, parents and children, life is a bitch, village life, haunted by the past, couples, deadly, rivalry, social relations, traumatic childhood, breast feeding, summer, abandoned house, sex, teenager ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 50s, year 1976, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france

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Most similar movies to One Deadly Summer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about murder, cigarette smoking, female nudity, violence, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) and blood mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like One Deadly Summer: Humanity (1999), Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999), Scorned (1993), Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), The Apartment (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Humanity (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, small town, sexual abuse, social relations, police investigation, love and romance, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, society, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After fifteen years of absence, a man returns to his family. Five-year-old Aurelie watches the stranger arrive and develops an immediate affinity with him. Her older sister, however, is very suspicious of the intruder and certain that misfortune ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, psychological, touching, tense ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, family relations, estrangement, family problems, deadly, youth, prostitute, haunted by the past, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, algeria, indochina, alps
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81%
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Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: realistic, serious, surprise ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, psychopath, manipulation, widow, family problems, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather — without snow. Even in this bewildered cold hundreds of people are standing around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, delusion, musician, philosophy, chaos, social relations, crimes, danger, small town life, village life, symbolism, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Apartment (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Spain, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A stylish suspense thriller that confounds the audience while presenting them with an extraordinary and elusive mystery. Max is a former playboy who has decided to settle down by marrying his current love, Muriel. However, during a business trip, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, love, intrigue, love triangle, romance, apartment, cafe, fall in love, dishonesty, flirt, flirting, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, montmartre paris, new york, france
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70%
Trap for Cinderella (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, life turned upside down, female friendship, intrigue, house fire, losing-it hero, false name, murder, amnesia, bullying, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
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68%
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Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, schizophrenia, delusion, strong female presence, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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67%
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Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young newlywed couple from America returns to Geneva to visit Marcel's home town. Once there he is informed of his former lover's suicide and in turn is subjected to threats that accuse him of being responsible for her death and further, ...
Plot: telephone call, hallucination, digging, crying woman, gunshot, hotel receptionist, death by gunshot, learning the truth, punched in the stomach, barefoot male, framed photograph, shower ...
Place: geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Lost Soul (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion, and it's soon become obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.
Style: gothic, surprise ending
Plot: posing nude, outburst, knitting, emotional abuse, taking off pants, taking off shoes, nipples visible through clothing, locked room, clothed male naked female, loss of daughter, undressing, little boy ...
Place: venice
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59%
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, misfit, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery, ghost, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, family relations, birthday, murder, mind game, deadly, family in crisis, family problems, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who ...
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: police detective, mentally unstable, femme fatale, murder, neo noir, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, crime, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, south of france, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?
Plot: murder, love triangle, slasher, serial killer, scythe, killing spree, jewelry, seductive man, assassin, dysfunctional family, awkward situation, single woman ...
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, non-linear, gloomy ...
Plot: psychopath, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, evil child, depression, sociopath, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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Rider on the Rain (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, self defense, corpse, roadblock, rapist, track down, mind game, danger, crime, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, southern france, paris france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Wetherby (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.
Style: gloomy, psychological, contemplative, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: solitude, obsession, investigation, world war two, suicide by gunshot, memory, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, crimes, mysterious character, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, sexy, offbeat ...
Plot: romance, obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, countryside, isolation, self discovery, mystery, in the woods, love triangle, schizophrenic, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, diary, swimming, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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We (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During a scorching summer in a Belgian-Dutch border village, eight teenagers play games of discovery to break the listless monotony. They challenge each other and themselves and pretty soon, their sexual curiosity starts to blur the lines between ...
Style: psychological, light, sexy, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: open relationship, nudism, orgy, group sex, explicit sex, sex orgy, gang rape, bare ass, nymphomaniac, exhibitionist, vulva, anal sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Kid Detective (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.
Plot: police officer, awkward situation, treehouse, collector, repeated scene, investigator, goth, 9 year old, snorting cocaine, chopping wood, newspaper article, bar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, isolation, family problems, couples, incest, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, europe, usa, norway, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, hot and sexy, murder, sexual relations, obsession, sex, seduction, sex addict, dangerous attraction, sexualized violence, sexual tension, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, realism, social relations, down on your luck, girl, bail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, death in the family, small town, haunted by the past, strong female presence, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, rivalry, dealing with death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, village life, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, psychiatrist, amnesia, domestic violence, life turned upside down, obsession, psychology, woman in danger, doctors and patients, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 1990s, year 1999 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Waterland (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a mentally anguished high school history teacher going through a complete reassessment of his life. His method for reassessing his life is to narrate it to his class and interweave in it three generations of his family's history.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, teacher, haunted by the past, self discovery, teachers and students, couples, power relations, couple relations, introspection, pregnancy, murder, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 1910s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: england, pittsburgh, europe, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their ...
Style: controversial, disturbing, psychological, sincere, serious ...
Plot: world war two, occupation, small town, interracial relations, wartime life, social differences, bittersweet, couples, treason, deportation, romance, coming of age ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: europe, france, germany, vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%