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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: tense, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, realistic, psychological, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, new year's eve, police inspector, questioning, battles, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, neo noir, deadly, mystery, crime investigation, wife husband relationship, police interrogation, crimes, new year, legal, law enforcement, rape, violence ...
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, deadly, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty and life is a bitch mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Under Suspicion: Counter Investigation (2007), The Boston Strangler (1968), Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978), 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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
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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, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, split personality, police detective, strangulation, double life, mind game, police investigation, investigation, crime, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: disturbing, psychological, rough, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, confined, criminal heroes, crimes, mind game, injustice, dishonesty, deadly, on the run, false accusation, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, disturbing, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, police detective, rivalry, urban, innocence lost, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch ...
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: gloomy, sexual, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, deadly, couples, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, crime, who done it, neo noir, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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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: psychological, gloomy, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, serial killer, redemption, law enforcement, deadly, swat, dishonesty, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, child birth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
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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, bleak, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, uncover truth, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, suspect, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, vengeance, chases and races, crime, danger, obsession, ex cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, rivalry, rapist, protagonist as suspect, crimes, chases and races, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, seattle, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: talky, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bitter Flowers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karsten Aslaksen, chief engineer of a large chemical company, disappears without trace. His married lover, a successful politician named Vibeke Farang, approaches private investigator Varg Veum to track him down discreetly.
Style: mind bending, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Fighter (1983)
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Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Offence (1973)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Seventh Target (1984)
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Bastien Grimaldy, a man driven to heightened anxiety as the plot against him begins to take effect. Bastien's personal relationships give him enough cause for anxiety -- between his new lover Laura and a feisty mother, life provides its own ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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22%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Duration: 173 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%