Movies like The North Star

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The North Star (1982)
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The North Star (1982)
Original name: L'Etoile du Nord
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Edouard Binet, an aimless Frenchman, has been travelling in North Africa for many years, and is sailing to Belgium. En route, he meets Sylvie Baron. He introduces her to Nemrod Lobetoum, a rich Egyptian carrying valuable jewelry, and Sylvie and Nemrod become friends. Their friendship escalates to love, which makes Edouard jealous. Days later, Edouard arrives at a rooming house owned by Mme. Louise Baron, Sylvie's mother, wearing blood-stained clothes. It appears that Nemrod was killed on a train after he arrived in France, but Edouard denies any knowledge of what happened. Sylvie suspects that Edouard is responsible for Nemrod's death, but by now her mother has become Edouard's ally.
Plot: prostitute, hotel, pyramid, train, steam train, murder, ring, streetcar, dinner, bare breasts, hotel room, reading a newspaper, sewing machine, gramophone, fez
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, belgium

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Most similar movies to The North Star

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, police, female nudity, police officer, photograph, death and prostitute mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The North Star: Heads or Tails (1980), The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974), The Sleeping Car Murder (1965), Max & Jeremie (1992), Coup de torchon (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heads or Tails (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Since his wife died, Inspector Louis Baroni (Philippe Noiret) has become a virtual recluse, preferring the solitude of his quiet house to the company of others. His period of mournful contemplation is broken when he is called out to look into the ...
Plot: police officer, false accusation, french, police inspector, suspicion, police, murder, sex, suspect, death
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, deadly, small town life, introspection, small town, parents and children, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, social relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Sleeping Car Murder (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Six people travel by train overnight from Marseilles to Paris. When the train arrives at its destination, one of the passengers, a girl, is found dead in a sleeping berth. The police led by Inspector Grazzi investigate the other five passengers, ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: investigation, murder, train, killer, murder witness, dog, police inspector, corpse, death, dead woman, telephone call, police ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.2
 603
Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, hitman, retiring, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, graphic violence, female director, murder, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, voyeur, racism, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, love affair, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: africa, west africa, senegal, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Police Python 357 (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A tough but honest cop must clear his name after a corrupt colleague implicates him in a murder in this French thriller. Ferrot is a hard-as-nails police detective who is attracted to a beautiful woman named Sylvia. Sylvia, however, is having an ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, police corruption, frame up, murder, tough law enforcer, honest law enforcer, righting the wronged, crime, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Burned Barns (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The body of a young woman is discovered near a farm. The judge Larcher is in charge and thinks that the farmers (Rose and Pierre) have a link with the murder.
Plot: murder, farm, receptionist, card playing, champagne, parenthood, hiding place, wood chopping, celebration, secretly observing, mother in law daughter in law relationship, card game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Las Poquianchis (1976)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the middle 70's in the mexican state of Guanajuato, authorities discover a clandestine burial ground, the corpses were from murdered prostitutes. the suspects are three sisters known as "Las Poquianchis" The sisters were very ...
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, killing spree, organized crime, prostitute, sister sister relationship, violence, torture, prostitution, investigation, brothel, rape, poverty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Most Gentle Confessions (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: murder, hearing, ex convict, confession, police raid, prison, police, psychological torture, psychological manipulation, circus, wrist slitting, stealing a car ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Terror Express (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers.
Style: cult film
Plot: train, murder, rape, gang rape, father daughter incest, criminal, terror, railway station, female nudity, prostitute, anal rape, gun ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kiss or Kill (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two lovers, Nikki and Al, have a scam in which Nikki allows herself to be picked up by older men, drugs them, and, with Al's help, robs them. After accidentally killing one of her victims with an overdose, Nikki and Al are on the run.
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hotel, on the road, scam, hotel room, good versus evil, crimes, crime, lovers on the run, life is a bitch, social misfits, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 267
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, parents and children, danger, mafia, murder, lawyer, father son relationship, reprisal, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tragic romance set in Ferrara, Italy in 1938, and at a nearby seaside resort, a wealthy Jewish boy is thwarted in marrying the girl he loves when Mussolini's race laws (enacted to cement the regime's growing alliance with Germany) ...
Plot: lgbt, fascist, concentration camp, suicide, world war two, female nudity, dentist, binoculars, political rally, homosexual, italian fascism, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
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I Am the Law (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The mafia has overrun a section of the country so ruinously that a very stern man (Giuliano Gemma) has been sent by the government to be the governor in that region. He has been given wide-ranging power and authority and is not afraid to use it. ...
Plot: italian fascism, political corruption, organized crime, crime fighter, topless woman, bare breasts, mafia, cosa nostra, carabinieri, bandit, fascism, violence
Time: 1930s
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Motherland Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The lonely proprietor of a small hotel in a provincial Turkish town develops a passion for a departed guest.
Plot: sleeping, maid, rape, loneliness, inheritance, sexual frustration, murder, psychopath, death, police, killing a cat, photograph ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Monsieur Hire (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man simple life becomes more complicated.
Style: sexy, neo noir, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: voyeurism, investigation, femme fatale, false accusation, murder, manipulation, murder suspect, deadly, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fanny Straw-Top (1984)
Genre: Crime
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the slums of Barcelona, Fanny, a woman just released from prison, tries to carry out a revenge that has nourished for years: to kill "El Gallego", the corrupt and brutal policeman who killed her boyfriend
Plot: murder, revenge, dirty cop, pistol, murder of a nude woman, female nudity, nude woman murdered, domination, woman wearing a gas mask, gun, nudity (full frontal - brief), gunshot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Room 13 (1964)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Denmark, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A serial-killer is murdering the ladies of a night club. Detective Gray is seeking for the killer but can only find a lot of gangsters. And the killer is about to act again...
Plot: private investigator, throat slitting, murder, serial killer, nightclub, stockings, striptease, stripper, mistress, train robbery, female serial killer, blackmail ...
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Ciske the Rat (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Lovable Amsterdam street urchin, 11 year old Ciske is nevertheless much in need of love as the German 1955 title suggests. He is a scamp with a heart of gold. He causes havoc in the classroom pouring ink over his teacher yet when a polio-crippled ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, murder, abuse, social misfits, prostitute, injustice, family relations, parents and children, down on your luck, society, life is a bitch, single parent ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1934
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Maigret Sees Red (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gangsters from the United States try to kill a key government witness whose testimony could help land an influential mobster in jail. It's up to detective Maigret to deal with the FBI and a series of underworld figures to save the life of the ...
Style: suspense
Plot: villa, questioning, cash register, bicycle, murder, binoculars, photograph, witness, telephone call, doctor, beer, handshake ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Three Days and a Life (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: boy, accidental killing, death of child, single mother, police investigation, doctor, death, 12 year old, medicine, childhood friend, christmas eve, changing lives ...
Time: year 1999, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 2K
Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, poisoning, patricide, birth control, unlikely criminals, attempted murder, testimony, vengeance, death row, life is a bitch, legal, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
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Equator (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Gabon
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Although based on a novel by Georges Simenon, director (and songwriter) Serge Gainsbourg has superimposed several dark emotions and a subtle brutality over the weak plot about a man's trip to Africa and his unfortunate passion for a murderess ...
Plot: naivete, murder, male nudity, female nudity, topless, stereotype, sex, erotica, stereotypes, frustration, assassin, hotel owner ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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No Harm Intended (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul kills his daughter in law Catherine to protect family honor.
Plot: murder, death by electrocution, bathroom, father in law daughter in law relationship, female nudity, massage, crutch, father in law, wheelchair bound, attempted murder, electrocution, housekeeper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 358
Appearances (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ève and Henri are among the happy few of the French community in Vienna. They are “la crème de la crème”. The perfect picture crumbles when Ève discovers that Henri is cheating on her. On an impulse, she finds revenge with Jonas, a perfect ...
Plot: death by drowning, barbershop, hotel, ringing telephone, death, police officer, cheese, violin, playing violin, party, police investigation, french ...
Place: vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Fire Engine That Disappeared (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A routine mission ends up in a flaming inferno when a house suddenly explodes. It looks like a spectacular suicide attempt but the technical investigation reveals unexpected evidence. Beck and his men are soon on the tracks of a narcotic syndicate...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prostitute, chase, crime, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, chases and races, law enforcement, manhunt, ocean, ocean or sea, exploding house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Victim of Desire (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An SEC agent investigating $70M in missing funds and a murdered businessman gets involved with the man's wife.
Style: erotic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, nipples, prime suspect, car accident, desire, sex in bed, blonde, breasts, blonde woman, femme fatale, lust, plot twist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Prostitutes Protective Society (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Madame Sue runs a successful Prostitute operation in the heart of NYC, and as it should happen, The Mob wants to get a piece of the action. Still, being the go ahead women they are, they decide to fight back and keep themselves independent of any ...
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, violence against women, woman stabbed, dead woman on bed, lesbian sex, mafia, dying during sex, nipples, woman strangled to death, mob hit, lesbian ...
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 19K
Suburra (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, factual
Plot: mafia, corruption, violence, politics, prostitute, speculation, drug use, revenge, sex scene, pope, blackmail, drug addict ...
Time: year 2011
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Diabolically Yours (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alain Delon stars as Pierre, an amnesiac recovering from a car accident. He can't remember any details about the accident or about his past life as a wealthy businessman based in the orient. He is currently being nursed back to health on his ...
Style: ambiguous ending, psychotronic, french noir, neo noir
Plot: on the run, lie, dog, jealousy, police, dancer, apple, servant, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, car accident, escape ...
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%