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Terribly Happy (2008)
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Terribly Happy (2008)
Original name: Frygtelig lykkelig
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Robert Hansen, 34, a young police officer from Copenhagen, is transferred against his will to the small town of Skarrild in Southern Jutland as a substitute Marshall. The transfer is Robert’s chance to start over. Whether he is allowed to return to his job in Copenhagen, all depends on how well he performs in this frontier town.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, tense, gloomy, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, fish out of water, small town, forbidden love, domestic violence, power relations, dangerous attraction, misfit, infidelity, vigilantism, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, crimes, graphic violence, danger, couples, small town life, law enforcement, countryside, social relations, profanity, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, dishonesty, danger, deadly and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Terribly Happy: Deliver Us from Evil (2009), Out of Season (2004), N-Secure (2010), Brighton Rock (2010), The Element of Crime (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Deliver Us from Evil (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In search of a new lifestyle, Johannes and his wife Pernille leave the city and move with their two children to Johannes’ childhood town in the country. When Johannes’ drunken brother Lars accidently runs over Anna, a local, and plants false ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, false accusation, rivalry, human nature, social relations, small town, social differences, vengeance, countryside, immigrants, xenophobia, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, crime gone awry, manipulations, femme fatale, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, woman in danger, murder, couples, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Element of Crime (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, surreal, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: hypnosis, murder, serial killer, police investigation, mystery, society, crimes, deadly, crime, memory loss, neo noir, psychoanalysis ...
Time: future
Place: europe, cairo egypt, africa, egypt, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, danger, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, deadly, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, Portugal
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The body a teenage girl is discovered in a field of sunflowers. At the same time a travelling salesman watches the events unfold on television, whilst in the small village of Angosto the discovery of a prehistoric cave brings excitement and the ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: isolation, murder, countryside, vengeance, village, cave, social relations, police investigation, salesman, neighbor neighbor relationship, murder mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: danger, dark secret, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, family problems, uncover truth, serial killer, couples, crumbling marriage, crimes, life turned upside down, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Vishal Dixit leads an ordinary life with his wife and daughter but his once idyllic marriage is crumbling. When he meets a beautiful married woman en route to work on the train, it sparks a torrid adulterous affair. Vishal soon finds that an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, love and romance, family problems, couples, couple relations, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, life turned upside down, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Just Another Love Story (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jonas is a Copenhagen homicide scene photographer, happily married, with two kids. One day, his car stalls, another car slams into him, runs head on into a third car and flips into the ditch. The other driver, Julia, is critically injured. He visits ...
Style: serious, psychological, melancholic, emotional, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, mistaken identity, dishonesty, pretense, dangerous attraction, danger, coma, neo noir, car accident, relationships, existentialism, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 216
Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, rivalry, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
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In Secret (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Serbia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, female masturbation, marital infidelity, crimes of passion, murder, infidelity, couple relations, tragic love, dishonesty, love affair, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, mystery, betrayal, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
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Call Girl (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A powerful entrepreneur wants to build an exclusive resort hotel in Villanova, but he discovers the location he has in mind is protected by local land-use regulations. He hires Maria, a beautiful and elegant prostitute, to seduce the mayor, leaving ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bleeder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
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Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.7
 887
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, semi serious, tense, twists and turns ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 169
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, bleak, atmospheric, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
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Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, breaking point, neo noir, pursuit, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Swedish tabloid Kvällspressen has set their crime reporter, Annika Bengtzon, to monitor a complex murder case. The victim is a colleague and the only witness is a 15-year-old boy. Bengtzons inquiries may be an unexpected turn when the tracks ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, social relations, murder, family relations, family life, mental illness, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
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Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%