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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, sexy, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual, surprise ending, neurotic
Plot: village, wedding, family relations, small town, murder, rape and revenge, sensuality, raped woman, small town life, vengeance, gang rape, obsession, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, village life, couples, rivalry, social relations, haunted by the past, breast feeding, exhibitionist, traumatic childhood, summer, abandoned house ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, year 1976, year 1955, 1950s ...
Place: france, europe, south of france, provence, southern france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about blood, cigarette smoking, violence, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), crying and corpse mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like One Deadly Summer: Humanity (1999), Apartment Zero (1988), Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999), The Apartment (1996), Scorned (1993). 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: serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: small town, murder, sexual abuse, social relations, small town life, introspection, performer's life, police investigation, love and romance, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, flanders
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Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: neighbor, murder, dark humor, serial killer, gender, crimes, loneliness, mental illness, suspicion, dangerous friend, politics, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 100 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: family relations, mental illness, murder, estrangement, family problems, youth, prostitute, siblings relations, haunted by the past, inspector, firefly, suicide of father ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, algeria, indochina, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, sexy, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeur, love, fall in love, intrigue, love triangle, romance, cafe, dishonesty, flirting, mistaken identity, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, montmartre paris, new york, france
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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, sexy, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: seduction, sexual relations, femme fatale, psychopath, manipulation, widow, family problems, crimes, dangerous attraction, vengeance, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, serious, tense, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, mental breakdown, countryside, delusion, schizophrenia, surrealism, hallucination, adultery, paranoia, loneliness, waterfall ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: philosophy, small town, symbolism, delusion, musician, chaos, social relations, crimes, village life, small town life, whale, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: hungary, europe
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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: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: incest, family relations, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, infidelity, haunted by the past, 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, ...
Style: psycho sexual, neo noir
Plot: dancing, fear, sex, sexual attraction, sexual desire, car, erotica, attraction, sensuality, joy, female victim, female nudity ...
Place: geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: neo noir, sexy, mind bending, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder, femme fatale, mentally unstable, injustice, psychopath, power relations, couples, false accusation, addiction, dangerous attraction, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, south of france, riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: memory loss, life turned upside down, self discovery, female friendship, intrigue, house fire, losing-it hero, murder, amnesia, fire, bullying, learning the truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: She’s the most beautiful, most short-sighted, most sentimental, most perplexing, most obstinate, most untrustworthy and most troubling of heroines. The lady in the car has never seen the sea. On the run from the police, she keeps telling herself ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, secretary, impersonation, blonde, car theft, sexual attraction, uncover truth, murder mystery, paranoia, crimes, coitus ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: surprise ending, gothic
Plot: eccentric man, family relations, classical music, domineering husband, nudity (full frontal - brief), shy man, delusional man, praying mantis, staircase, mysterious noise, australian, unconventional family ...
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 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: family relations, birthday, infidelity, vengeance, murder, mind game, family in crisis, family problems, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
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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, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, mental patient, betrayal, mystery, family relations, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: europe, london, britain, africa, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, friends, parents and children, teenage life, ghost, babies and infants, crimes, mystery, youth, ambulance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Rider on the Rain (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, self defense, corpse, roadblock, rapist, mind game, crimes, track down, woman in danger, life is a bitch, machismo, american abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: france, europe, paris france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
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Rape Me (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Manu has lived a difficult life. Abused and violently raped, she sets off to find herself only to meet Nadine, a prostitute who has encountered one too many injustices in the world. Angry at the world, they embark on a twisted, rage-filled road ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, violent sex, rape and revenge, explicit sex, nihilism, gang rape, rape, prostitute, rape revenge, murder, penetration, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
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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: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: murder, swimming, midlife crisis, writer's life, diary, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, sexuality, country house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, cote d'azur, london, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: disturbing, psychological, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, sociopath, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, massacre, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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.
Style: neo noir, unusual plot structure, captivating, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, private investigator, investigation, small town, murder investigation, evidence, murder, kidnapping, who done it, uncover truth, murderer, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, world war two, solitude, memory, haunted by the past, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, couples, spinster, dinner party ...
Time: 80s
Place: yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, incest, family problems, couples, sexual relations, isolation, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: new hampshire, norway, europe, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, family relations, female killer, delusion, rivalry, woman in danger, southern belle, death, mansion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, innocence, cruelty, torture, priest, village ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, pre world war one, year 1914
Place: germany, europe, northern germany, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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?
Style: slasher, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, love triangle, murder, killing spree, stepmother, daughter, criminal on the run, waking up, killer on the loose, flashback, safe, store ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, explicit sex, nudist, orgy, sex orgy, sensuality, group sex, exhibitionist, nymphomaniac, gang rape, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, justice, murder mystery, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Desire torments a former cultist taking refuge at the home of a scantily clad woman whose husband is away.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, sexy, psycho sexual ...
Plot: romance, obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, countryside, forest, isolation, self discovery, mystery, love triangle, schizophrenic, delusion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: zoophilia, horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, religion, male nudity, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%