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Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
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Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
Original name: Inju : La BĂȘte dans l'ombre
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, stylized
Plot: neo noir, mystery, stalking, dishonesty, crimes, obsession, danger, lifestyle, mind game, deadly, uninhibited rivalry, geisha, murder, writers, writer's life, misfit, crime, graphic violence, manipulations, track down, intrigue, manipulation, chases and races, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, danger, mystery, dishonesty and obsession mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Inju: The Beast in the Shadow: A Private Affair (2002), The Rendering (2002), Choke (2001), The Lady Vanishes (2013), Love Thy Neighbor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, neo noir, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, search, private detective, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 5.3
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The Rendering (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ten years after being molested in art school by habitual rapist Theodore Gray, who is serving 25 years but eligible for parole, Sarah Reynolds leads a happy life in a gallery and with her handsome husband, lawyer Michael Reynolds, and helps police ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: trial, blackmail, prison, psychopath, mind game, manhunt, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, danger, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, amateur detective, danger, mysterious character, fall in love, crimes, mind game, mystery, dishonesty, train, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, mind game, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, mystery, track down, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, danger, crimes, deadly, murder, student, apartment building, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
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Crush (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Julian is perfectly happy in his relationship with the pretty blond Clare. That is, until he meets Anna, a dark-haired, bikini-clad beauty who he encounters while he is house-sitting. Passion reigns in their relationship, and soon Julian learns that ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, mysterious character, teenage life, femme fatale, stalking, crimes, power relations, couples, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 402
Net Games (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The successful publicist Adam Vance of the SFC is in the middle of a campaign to get an important Japanese client and is needy of sex because his traumatized wife Jennifer Vance was raped one year ago and is totally frigid, refusing to have sex. His ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
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Eternal (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detective Raymond Pope is a detective of questionable morals, searching for his missing wife. His investigation leads him to the wealthy estate of the enigmatic Elizabeth Kane and her young maid Irina. Under Elizabeth's fascinating looks and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: mysterious character, mystery, investigation, obsession, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, manipulations, mind game, supernatural, danger, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada, montreal, venice, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 314
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, rivalry, best friends, intrigue, murder, vengeance, gambling, dishonesty, ambition, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 394
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vares: Private Eye (2004)
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Country: Finland
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
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Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mercy (2000)
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eyes of Crystal (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While hunting a cultured, intelligent and vicious psychopath, Inspector Amaldi comes face to face with the physical and moral decay of his city as well as the ghosts of his own past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, riddles and clues, murder, deadly, law enforcement, danger, whodunit, crimes, stalking, battles, gory ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 638
The Victim (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: supernatural power, murder, ghost, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Mystery of Rampo (1994)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: murder, writers, sexual relations, mind game, manipulations, femme fatale, deadly, media, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 523
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: writer's life, neo noir, police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, hollywood, deadly, life is a bitch, disorder, artists and showbiz, losing-it hero, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ties That Bind (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hope finds herself leaving the comfort of her suburban life for New York City in order to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel who has just been murdered. Little does she know that she is being sucked into a vortex of intrigue, where nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, danger, mystery, intrigue, amateur detective, rivalry, crimes, criminal, dishonesty, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1990, as a boy, Giulio was chased through the woods by two women after spying on them practicing witchcraft. Now a young film student in Turin, he watches his neighbors in the flats across from his third floor apartment, especially Sasha when ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, supernatural ability, serial killer, voyeurism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Black Box (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An accident survivor wakes from a coma and confronts old, uncomfortable memories.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hospital, memory loss, investigation, unfulfillment, crimes, losing-it hero, heroes, life is a bitch, danger, crime investigation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Crimes of Passion (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While in competition for a job promotion, the female competitor sues her male counterpart for sexual harassment. Blackmail and murder follow closely behind.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual harassment, femme fatale, power relations, crime, dishonesty, workplace, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, blackmail, scam, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, deadly, uncover truth, partners against crime, police investigation, family problems, life is a bitch, vengeance, danger, crimes, partners, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Deepwater (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: disorder, mystery, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty, murder, investigation, deadly, dangerous attraction, farm ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Lover's Revenge (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, the psychologist Dr. Liz Manners is the host of the WLOR Talk Radio Show giving advices about relationships to her audience. When she suggests to her listener Sara Jane to leave her abusive and obsessive husband Kyle Lundstrom, Sara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, destructive relationship, danger, stalking, terrorism, radio show, murder, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 222
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: police detective, investigation, missing person, mind game, murder, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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