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Just Before Nightfall (1971)
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Just Before Nightfall (1971)
Original name: Juste avant la nuit
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: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, drug abuse, friendship, love triangle, betrayal, crime, love and romance, advertising, infidelity, human nature, couples, nanny, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, overdose, deadly, solace, coping, unlikely criminals, sex, police, investigation, obsession, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, couples and infidelity mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Just Before Nightfall: Wedding in Blood (1973), Dirty Hands (1975), The Color of Lies (1999), In His Hands (2005), The Unfaithful Wife (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: neo noir, suspenseful, clever, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, couples, dull life, disorder, manipulation, unlikely criminals, romance, crime, legal investigation, unfulfillment, crimes of passion ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, mind game, legal investigation, couples, manipulation, alcohol abuse, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: provence, saint tropez, riviera
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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, tense, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, performer's life, investigation, dishonesty, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, infidelity, celebrity culture, small town life, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: brittany
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, dishonesty, murder, suspicion, infidelity, crime, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, infidelity, extramarital affair, investigation, cheating wife, dishonesty, family problems, mystery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, suburban life ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ten Days Wonder (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the Gatsby-like provincial manor presided over by his powerful ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, amateur detective, family problems, family relations, couples, estate, riddles and clues, adoption, love triangle, family in crisis, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, crimes, family problems, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: murder, infidelity, investigation, false accusation, legal, mind game, couples, family problems, criminal psychologist, crimes, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Dead Gorgeous (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Second World War has just ended and two old friends Rose and Antonia unexpectedly meet in London's Regent Street. Rose is a frustrated housewife married to civil servant with as many secrets as he has mistresses, while Antonia is sick of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, murder, unlikely criminals, spouse killer, couples, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, infidelity, couple relations, dull life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Serial Killer 1 (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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, murder, parents and children, family relations, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
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Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, couples, love triangle, obsession, infidelity, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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?
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Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: legal investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, manhunt, femme fatale, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, betrayal, crumbling marriage, danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Blood Relatives (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Montreal police inspector (Donald Sutherland) cracks a murder case with clues from the victim's diary.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, family relations, investigator, incest, diary, relatives, pedophile, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, crimes, mystery ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: captivating, disturbing, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: bait, friendship, murder, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, graphic violence, couples, youth, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, europe
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39%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, investigation, mysterious character, mind game, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, serial killer, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, crime, serial killer, danger, graphic violence, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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So Long, Stooge (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner named Rashid, comes to the station needing a spark plug for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, neo noir, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, alcohol abuse, revenge, gas station attendant, motorcycle, addiction, overdose, deadly, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, crimes, hidden identity, infidelity, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, university ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Another Life (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, infidelity, couples, fall in love, love affair, rescue, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, vengeance, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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