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The Inheritor (1973)
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The Inheritor (1973)
Original name: L'Héritier
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his father is killed in a plane crash, Bart Cordell returns back home to France to claim his inheritance: to lead the industrial empire his father built. But when a prostitute tries to set him up for a drug smuggling charge, he is forced to accept that his father may have been assassinated and that the killers are out to get him as well...
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: private detective, frame up, airport, murder, assassination, espionage, crimes, vengeance, politics, womanizer, fascism, crime, journalism, political intrigue, workplace intrigue, intrigue, amateur detective, society, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, leadership, uncover truth, workplace situations, fascist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: paris france, france, harvard university

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, murder, chases and races and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Inheritor: Hunter Will Get You (1976), The Night Caller (1975), The Professional (1981), The Loner (1987), Hennessy (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hunter Will Get You (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hennessy (1975)
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Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Crusader (2005)
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
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Phase IV (2002)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Facade (1999)
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