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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, psychological, rough, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, mind game, injustice, rivalry, couples, battles, murder, neo noir, crimes, deadly, child abuse, law enforcement, legal, mystery, new year, police station, one location, notary, dysfunctional couple, prime suspect, caught in a lie, stolen car ...
Time: 80s
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, deadly, law enforcement, investigation and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Under Suspicion: The Boston Strangler (1968), Last Known Address (1970), Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978), Freeze Frame (2004), The Last Deadly Mission (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: clever, suspense, talky, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
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, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, hospital, double life, crime, 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, urban, deadly, neo-noir, law enforcement, crime, investigation, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, neo noir, investigation, mind game, on the run, false accusation, injustice, criminal heroes, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Freeze Frame (2004)
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: redemption, murder, serial killer, neo noir, crime, haunted by the past, urban, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, 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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
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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: atmospheric, sexy, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, false accusation, voyeurism, investigation, amateur detective, crime, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, murder, deadly, serial killer, french ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Contestant 13 (2005)
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Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bitter Flowers (2007)
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
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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, serious, tense ...
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Time: 90s
Place: italy, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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35%
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