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Inspector Lavardin (1986)
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Inspector Lavardin (1986)
Original name: Inspecteur Lavardin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspector Lavardin is called to a provincial village to investigate a murder – only to find that one of his ex-lovers is the victim’s widow.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, captivating, clever, cynical, surprise ending
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, friendship, crime, life is a bitch, who done it, uncover truth, legal investigation, village life, police corruption, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, police detective, protagonist as suspect, paparazzi, village, serial killer, ocean, ocean or sea, mystery, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime, mystery and who done it mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Inspector Lavardin: Chicken with Vinegar (1985), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), The Wandering Soul Murders (2001), The Murder Room (2004), Murder in Greenwich (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chicken with Vinegar (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Unorthodox detective Jean Lavardin is called to a provincial French town after a prank turns deadly.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, clever, suspenseful
Plot: small town, murder, investigation, teenage life, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, amateur detective, disability ...
Time: 80s
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100%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Wandering Soul Murders (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Widowed Joanne Kilbourn is an ex-police officer turned criminology professor. Her husband Ian was the Ontario provincial Attorney General when he was murdered, the murder never solved. Her current home life is on the most part a happy one, except ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: prostitute, murder, police detective, riddles and clues, journalism, amateur detective, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, serial killer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, who done it, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, assassination, mystery, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, deadly, crimes, serial killer, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, injustice, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman from Las Vegas wants Perry Mason to defend her father.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crime, dishonesty, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, investigation, who done it, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Empire of the Wolves (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When the young detective Paul Nerteaux finds the third slashed female corpse of illegal Turkish immigrants, he decides to ask for support to the experienced dark retired detective Jean-Louis Schiffer to chase the serial killer. Together, they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: memory loss, police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, deadly, mystery, mind game, master criminal, life is a bitch, terrorism, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, turkey, paris france, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, protagonist as suspect, courtroom drama, couple relations, false accusation, cons and scams, uncover truth, friendship, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, crime, strong female presence ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, amateur detective, deadly, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, wrong place wrong time, legal investigation, courtroom drama, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, society, legal, clergy, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: China
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Three Blind Mice (2001)
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Blood Relatives (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, family relations, diary, investigator, incest, relatives, blood, teenager, pedophile, legal, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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 ⇓
67%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest is murdered and the main suspect is a nun.
Style: clever, suspenseful, mind bending, talky, cynical ...
Plot: church, courtroom, perry mason, dedicated lawyer, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, legal investigation, life is a bitch, love affair, uncover truth, forbidden love ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, who done it, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, mysterious character, investigation, uncover truth, family relations, deadly, mystery, crimes, couple relations, who done it, murder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal ? What is her purpose?
Style: french noir, stylized, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, haunted by the past, strong female presence, crimes, mystery, dealing with death, investigation, rivalry, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason ventures to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain accused of murdering a man suspected of being a Nazi SS Officer.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, legal, confined, who done it, courtroom drama, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%