Movies like Diary of a Chambermaid

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Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
 7.5
 8K
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
Original name: Le journal d'une femme de chambre
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Celestine has a new job as a chambermaid for the quirky M. Monteil, his wife and her father. When the father dies, Celestine decides to quit her job and leave, but when a young girl is raped and murdered, Celestine believes that the Monteils' groundskeeper, Joseph, is guilty, and stays on in order to prove it. She uses her sexuality and the promise of marriage to get Joseph to confess -- but things do not go as planned.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, harsh, cynical, biting, suspense, clever, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: master and servant, chambermaid, murder, eccentric family, class differences, rape, racism, marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, social differences, sadism, perversion, satire, family relations, law and order, fascist, pedophilia, frigidity, moral ambiguity, obsession, secrets, crime, family life, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: france, paris france, europe, normandy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and melancholic films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, obsession, storytelling, society and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Diary of a Chambermaid: The Bride Wore Black (1968), People I Know (2002), Dillinger Is Dead (1969), Dogville (2003), La Cérémonie (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: France, around 1900. Coming from the vibrancy of Paris, pert Célestine is procured as a chambermaid in Normandy. In the Lanlaire's villa she encounters the lecherous man of the house and his asexual, tyrannical and jealous wife. Célestine is ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, stylized, sexy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: master and servant, power relations, social differences, society, master servant relationship, maid, violence against women, chambermaid, humiliation, passion, lust, chore ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, normandy
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100%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, death in the family, small town, haunted by the past, strong female presence, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, rivalry, dealing with death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 11K
People I Know (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.
Style: cynical, bleak, enigmatic, intellectual, stylized ...
Plot: murder, politics, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, society, crimes, political corruption, showbiz, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, investigation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Dillinger Is Dead (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, offbeat, sexual ...
Plot: murder, diner, satire, ocean, sexual relations, ship, deadly, gangsters, crimes, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, master and servant ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 137K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, contemplative ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, morality, small town life, haunted by the past, society, gangsters, vengeance, mob boss, victim, woman in danger, rocky mountains ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.5
 10K
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sophie, a quiet and shy maid working for the upper-class family Lelievre, hides her illiteracy under the cloak of a perfect household and obedience. She finds a friend in the energetic and uncompromising postmaster Jeanne, who encourages her to ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, clever, suspense ...
Plot: social differences, social relations, murder, village, master and servant, society, village life, friendship, secrets, bourgeoisie, maid, illiteracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Wedding in Blood (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, manipulations, crimes, dishonesty, unfulfillment, deadly, legal investigation, crime, politics, romance, village ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, unfaithful wife, sexual relations, sexual perversion, infidelity, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, psycho sexual, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Matter of Taste (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately smitten by Nicolas' charm. Lonely and phobic, Delamont ...
Style: psychological, clever, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: power relations, rich and poor, crimes, dishonesty, master and servant, obsession, deception, businessman, celebrity culture, sexual content, society, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
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 ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, crime, mind game, rivalry, legal action, law enforcement, legal investigation, mystery, dedicated lawyer, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 27K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexy, sexual, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, honeymoon, exile, childhood trauma, introspection, haunted by the past, state affairs, against humanity, society, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 6K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, village life, love and romance, gender, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sinister tale of genius gone wrong, The Young Poisoner's Handbook chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the absurd backdrop of suburban English life. Hugh O'Conor plays Graham Young, a schoolboy from the London ...
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental institution, psychiatrist, poison, deadly, love and romance, crimes, crime, youth, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: contemplative, tense, captivating, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, murder, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, great depression, strike, corpse, bedroom, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 149K
La Haine (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said -- a Jew, African, and an Arab -- give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rebel, youth, drugs, racism, skinhead, police brutality, urban ghetto life, poverty, protest, friendship, rebellion, realism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: rise to the top, betrayal, society, crimes, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, deadly, ambition, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, deadly, master and servant, crimes, family relations, couples, infidelity, violence, true crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, sincere, serious ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, politics, society, life is a bitch, political corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder mystery, murder, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 793
Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, injustice, judge, courtroom, obsession, legal action, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Max and the Junkmen (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank. A ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: neo noir, manipulation, prostitute, fall in love, power relations, corrupt law enforcer, cards, rich and poor, obsession, disorder, working the system, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 10K
The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, bachelor, servant, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: scotland, glasgow scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 14K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, prostitute, catholic priest, priest, brother brother relationship, political corruption, crimes, crime, police corruption, redemption, neo-noir ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 7K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, clever, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, heist, robbery, blue collar, union, crime gone awry, working class, crimes, crime, fighting the system, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%