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The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
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The Judge and the Assassin (1976)
Original name: Le Juge et l'Assassin
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 murders many teenagers over years. The judge Rousseau captures him, but to serve his ambition seeks to avoid that Bouvier is simply declared insane.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, politics, mental illness, murder, anti semitism, courtroom drama, crimes, soldier, courtroom, fighting the system, legal action, crime, life is a bitch, legal investigation, manipulations, legal, manipulation, society, political corruption, dishonesty, price of justice, deadly, life turned upside down, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and History genres. Some movies like The Judge and the Assassin: The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974), Coup de torchon (1981), Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975), The Advocate (1993), The Conspirator (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
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 ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, anti capitalism, crime, deadly, small town life, introspection, small town, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france, lyon
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95%
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, french noir ...
Plot: murder, pimp, serial killer, infidelity, voyeur, racism, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d'Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: rebellion, politics, intrigue, conspiracy, revolution, battles, cannibal, scandal, amputation, priest, prisoner, deportation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, brittany, mississippi, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, murder mystery, crimes, pig ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, conspiracy, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2001, year 1995, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
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Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, juvenile delinquency, vandalism, jury, injustice, hanging, murder, friendship, capital punishment, death sentence, youth, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, stalinism, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1933 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ukraine, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, society, master and servant, village life, friendship, secrets, illiteracy, bourgeoisie, maid ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, los angeles, usa, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.3
 24K
Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, assassination, military, cia, politics, political corruption, protest, liberal, photojournalist, police, government, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dominici Affair (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1952, a family of British tourists is found by the roadside in Haute Provence, brutally murdered. In the ensuing, very public, investigation a local landowner, 75 year old Gaston Dominici, is arrested for the murders, having been denounced ...
Style: tense, sincere, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: murder, police detective, false witness, murder witness, family life, injustice, crime and punishment, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1954, 1950s
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, serial child killer, deadly, obsession, society, courtroom drama, mental institution, confined ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Comedy of Power (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: legal, embezzlement, dishonesty, political corruption, disorder, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, legal investigation, legal action, investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Laramie Project (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: murder, gay slur, small town, politics, violence, interview, sin, hypocrisy, crimes, life is a bitch, society, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, wyoming, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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 ⇓
40%
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Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, poisoning, patricide, birth control, crimes, deadly, unlikely criminals, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Child I Never Was (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A serial killer dispassionately discusses the nuts and bolts of his grisly avocation, as well as the youthful traumas which helped to mold him into a psychopath, in this disturbing independent drama from Germany, based on the true story of of ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: pedophile, murder, psychopath, sexual obsession, sexual abuse, child abuse, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, investigation, juvenile delinquency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1962, year 1976
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police detective, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, year 1978
Place: utah, seattle, usa, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
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, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A brain doctor (Anthony Perkins) with an unfaithful wife (Jill Ireland) brings home an amnesiac (Charles Bronson) and gets him to commit murder.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, infidelity, murder, manipulation, rivalry, cheating wife, amnesia, dishonesty, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 80s, year 1991 ...
Place: sicily, europe, rome italy, palermo italy, sicily italy ...
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35%
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
Plot: mental illness, doctors and patients, obsession, hypnosis, seduction, one on one, sexual content, hysteria, mentally unstable, power relations, epilepsy, food ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Seventh Juror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a moment of madness a middle-aged, married and respectable pharmacist kills a young woman who is sun-bathing by a lake. Unable to take in what he has done, he flees from the scene of the crime and behaves as if nothing has happened. Eventually ...
Style: french noir, psychological thriller
Plot: jury, judge, witness, noir, judgment, ambulance, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend reunion, accidental killing, anti-hero, christmas tree, strangled to death, statue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert ...
Style: intense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cia, journalism, journalist, courtroom drama, lawyer, fighting the system, reporter, assassination attempt, corruption, dishonesty, media, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, bureaucracy, shallow grave, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, controversial, realistic ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Grim Reaper (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they were there. One of them is the killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, soldier, murder, prostitute, investigation, amateur detective, society, false accusation, manipulations, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%