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Character (1997)
Original name: Karakter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.W. Katadreuffe is the son of Joba Katadreuffe and A.B. Drevenhaven. Though fully neglected by Joba, Dreverhaven ensures the succesfull career of his son. Mostly unseen, though he sues his son a few times. The son Katadreuffe succeeds, but at great costs.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, emotional, gloomy, serious, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: office, murder, eviction, loan, communism, parents and children, vengeance, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, society, family relations, father son relationship, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, mentor, police investigation, chess, poverty, dysfunctional family, hospital, corruption, love ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1920s
Place: netherlands, poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, brutality, police investigation, storytelling, death and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Character: Traitorous Prince (1994), Mystic River (2003), The Walker (2007), Wonderland (2003), River's Edge (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Traitorous Prince (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Guan Jian wants to report the murder of his father who died 10 years ago. The alleged murderer whom Guan Jian accuses of the crime is his own mother.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, police investigation, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, childhood, murder, sexual abuse, innocence lost, loss of child, loss of loved one, vigilantism, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 5K
The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: clever, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, bartender, gay, investigation, politics, lobbyist, crimes, senator, senate, cover-up, dishonesty, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, violence, police investigation, drug dealing, robbery, junkie, crime, investigation, vengeance, heroin, confession, cocaine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.1
 14K
River's Edge (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of high school friends discover that they are in the presence of a killer. One of them, Samson, has murdered his girlfriend Jamie. He brags to his friends about killing her, and when they discover he is telling the truth, their reactions ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friends, high school, small town, sex, police, crime, strangulation, strong sexual content, rock, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa, california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, newspaper, investigation, missing person, vandalism, uncover truth, sexual abuse, dishonesty, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 18K
Clockers (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug lord, train, crime, drug dealing, ghetto, aids, police brutality, parents and children, urban, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, secret, violence, prostitute, mind game, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.6
 20K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, gory, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, witty ...
Plot: office, ambition, police investigation, greed, pressure, real estate, robbery, contest, workplace, salesman, manager, desperation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, florida, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: divorce, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, corruption, murder, crooked lawyer, business ethics, car bomb, scandal, restaurant, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, family in crisis, homicide detective, drug addiction, estranged son, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Memory of a Killer (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are one of the best detective teams of the Antwerp police force. When they are confronted with the disappearance of a top official and the murder of two prostitutes, the trail leads to the almost retired assassin Angelo Ledda. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime, race against time, memory loss, neo-noir, suicide, partners against crime, obsessive quest, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, brussels, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: small town, teen angst, murder, courtroom drama, family drama, self discovery, parents and children, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Murdered House (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After World War I, a young ex-soldier, Sébastien Monge, returns to his home village. Ignorant of his past, he learns that, 24 years before, his entire family was slain in their home one stormy night. Only Sébastien, then a four-month old baby, was ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: village, obsessive quest, vengeance, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, murder, crimes, deadly, superstition, gossip, house ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one, 1890s
Place: south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 9K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, rape, journalist, corruption, investigation, factory, murder, factory worker, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, vengeance, mystery, investigation, repayment, femme fatale, small town, crime, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: suicide, vengeance, revenge, murder, rape, gangsters, crime, jazz, drugs/alcohol, neo noir, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, investigation, obsession, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, infidelity, mind game, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 4K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, veteran, arson, conspiracy, prostitute, false accusation, crimes, deadly, witness, alcohol, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Reckoning (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 14th Century England, this tale of murder and mystery follows a fugitive priest who falls in with a troupe of actors. As they Arrive in a small town, the actors encounter a woman bing sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft and murder. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, theatrical troupe, priest, redemption, village, medieval, mystery, infidelity, monk, small town, religions or cults, witchcraft ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, europe, dungeon, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 7K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, love triangle, factory, working class, mystery, workplace romance, dull life, crimes, unfulfillment, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, kidnapping, capital punishment, police officer killed, crime, police investigation, death row, in the closet, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 4K
The Thief (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, family relations, single parent, cons and scams, russian, hospital, death, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1946
Place: russia, black sea, siberia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 12K
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: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 12K
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, heroin, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, society, youth, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, innocence lost, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 26K
Thug (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, rough ...
Plot: gang, redemption, urban ghetto life, criminal, murder, baby, police, fight, slum, violence, crime, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former prostitute discovers that her philanthropic fiance is involved in perversion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, prostitute, small town, murder, neo noir, pedophilia, police, legislation, pimp, sexual abuse, redemption, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1961
Place: switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: island, murder, incest, child abuse, maid, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, investigation, bar, anger, reporter, bank account ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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