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Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
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Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Original name: Généalogies d'un crime
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd views and methods. She reads Jeanne's journal, documenting René's criminal tendencies. Solange believes him innocent, manipulated into the murder or framed. Odd psychiatrists turn up, including Georges Didier, who runs FBPS, and his rival, Christian, who believes crime originates in a story's taking hold of a person. After the verdict, René and Solange's relationship changes, Georges and his society commit a bizarre act, and the police record Solange's story.
Style: psychological, dark humor, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: murder, crimes, vengeance, obsession, psychopath, family relations, legal action, supernatural ability, destiny, crime, legal investigation, mystery, family life, fall in love, legal, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france

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The Black Angel (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stephane, the wife of an older, prominent magistrate, coldbloodedly shoots a male visitor in her upscale home, then claims she was defending herself against a rapist. Victim turns out to be Wadek Aslanian, a gangster who's viewed as a ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: romantic rivalry, murder investigation, legal, life is a bitch, gangsters, society, crime, crimes, femme fatale, love and romance, deadly, folk hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, missing person, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
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State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, legal, mind game, law enforcement, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Perry investigates the murder of a former madam and uncovers a multimillion dollar banking fraud in the process.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, legal investigation, mind game, crumbling marriage, deadly, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game ...
Time: contemporary
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Place Vendome (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: psychological, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, crime, mystery, haunted by the past, cons and scams, neo noir, female director, talking to self in mirror, jewel theft, flashback ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Perry Mason Returns (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Laws of Deception (1997)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Over-Eater (2003)
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Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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SK1 (2014)
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