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Under Suspicion (1981)
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Under Suspicion (1981)
Original name: Garde à vue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: serious, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, disturbing, rough, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, investigation, murder, mind game, injustice, rivalry, couples, battles, neo noir, deadly, child abuse, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, police station, legal, rape, violence, death, suicide, suicide by gunshot, french, dialogue driven ...
Time: 80s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Under Suspicion: Counter Investigation (2007), Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978), The Boston Strangler (1968), Last Known Address (1970), He Died with His Eyes Open (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Counter Investigation (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, investigation, suburbs, police investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, Fériaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, double life, crime, mind game, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
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Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police station, crimes, deadly, urban, neo-noir, law enforcement, crime, investigation, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
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He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, neo noir, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, who done it, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: redemption, murder, serial killer, crime, neo noir, haunted by the past, urban, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
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34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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