Movies like The Clockmaker of St. Paul

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The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
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The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
Original name: L'Horloger de Saint-Paul
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lyons, France. Michel Descombes is a watchmaker who lives alone with his teenage son Bernard. When the police visits and informs him that Bernard killed a man and is on the run with a girl, Michel realizes that he knew far less about his son than he thought .
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, crimes, family relations, legal action, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, legal, society, small town life, introspection, small town, deadly, kids in trouble, social relations, parent child relationship, lawyer, murder investigation, journalist, train, trial, father son relationship, reporter, runaway ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, lyon

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Most similar movies to The Clockmaker of St. Paul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and bleak films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, family relations and small town mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Clockmaker of St. Paul: The Judge and the Assassin (1976), The French Detective (1975), Fresh Bait (1995), The Hours of the Day (2003), Coup de torchon (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier attempts to shoot his love who refused to marry him and to commit suicide. Upon release from the filthy asylum where he was placed, with bullets still remaining in his head, he wanders the country roads and rapes and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, politics, psychopath, anti semitism, murder, mental illness, courtroom drama, master and servant, dishonesty, legal action, soldier, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The French Detective (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, society, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, price of justice, uncover truth, police corruption, political corruption, murder, crime, fighting the system, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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90%
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Fresh Bait (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the ambition to start a boutique overseas but without the means to do so, Nathalie finds herself in a desperate situation, where she would do anything to acquire what she needs. Along with her boyfriend, Eric, and his friend Bruno, she concocts ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy, bleak ...
Plot: bait, murder, friendship, criminal heroes, youth, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, deadly, society, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe
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87%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, family life, family relations, murder, social relations, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Coup de torchon (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1938 in the french West Africa, Lucien Cordier is a weak and corrupted policeman despised by the local bad boys. His wife is openly cheating on him and he hasn't got any self-respect anymore. But when comes the occasion, his revenge will be ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pimp, infidelity, racism, voyeur, culture clash, crime, crimes, police corruption, love affair, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two, year 1938
Place: africa, senegal, california
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78%
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, injustice, family relations, false accusation, parents and children, life is a bitch, crime, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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73%
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Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, unemployment, family in crisis, down on your luck, society, parents and children, plan, bankruptcy, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: realistic, captivating, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: introspection, parents and children, elderly, murder, rapist, deadly, gender, society, family relations, crimes, estrangement, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, hitman, graphic violence, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, retiring, female director, explosion, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, light, captivating ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, job, police, workplace situations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
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64%
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Weapons (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America, and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, criminal heroes, youth, vengeance, working class, life is a bitch, deadly, society, small town, homecoming, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Sins of the Father (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965 a bomb was planted in a Church in Alabama, killing four black girls. Thirty years later, Tom Cherry breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night in question.
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: racism, investigation, moral dilemma, introspection, haunted by the past, parents and children, injustice, legal, society, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Aftermath: A Test of Love (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an adoring wife and mother is taken hostage during a robbery and brutally murdered.
Style: sentimental, rough, bleak, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, small town, small town life, family in crisis, murder, life turned upside down, crimes, unfulfillment, crime, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
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50%
Before and After (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, parents and children, teenage life, family problems, mystery, accidental death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, family relations, car trouble ...
Time: 90s
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The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, crime, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married man (Michel Bouquet) who killed the wife of his best friend during a tryst feels compelled to turn himself in.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, witty, tense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, crime, advertising, solace, couples, coping, overdose, deadly, dishonesty, nanny, human nature, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, judge, small town, hotshot lawyer, jury, murder trial, family relations, legal, courtroom drama, homecoming, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois, new york
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48%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
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Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, who done it, parents and children, small town life, deadly, mystery, media, dishonesty, law enforcement, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, deadly, domestic disturbance, rivalry, unfulfillment, hopes, society, crimes, legal investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, guilt, morality, friend, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Man from London (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbour, witnesses a terrible event...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, ship, witnessing a crime, introspection, moral dilemma, crimes, redemption, suitcase of money, seaside, dock, money ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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46%
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A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, hitman, faked death, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
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44%
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, social decay, introspection, discrimination, life is a bitch, crimes, society, injustice, small town, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: gang, murder, life is a bitch, society, juvenile delinquency, witnessing a crime, social misfits, family relations, crime, legal, crimes, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Who Killed Pasolini? (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, controversial, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, self defense, street kid, politics, crimes, performer's life, sexual relations, false accusation, emotionless, filmmaking, under the surface, cause and meaning ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
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43%
The Sicilian Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Inspired to a true story, on November 5th 1991, Rita Atria a young 17-year-old Sicilian girl, goes to see an anti-Mafia judge Paolo Borsellino to denounce the Mafia system that was responsible for the murder of her father and her brother. It is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, village, murder, danger, testimony, family life, dishonesty, youth, witnessing a crime, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, year 1991, 1990s ...
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, palermo italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: casino, crimes, rivalry, intrigue, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, obsession, betrayal, family relations, murder suspect, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: france, french riviera, south of france, geneva switzerland, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Human Capital (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep in the night before Christmas Eve.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: adultery, life is a bitch, social differences, family relations, society, destiny, family in crisis, parents and children, forbidden love, accidental killing, police investigation, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, 2010s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Color of Lies (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, investigation, journalism, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, infidelity, celebrity culture, small town life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: brittany
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41%