Movies like Scene of the Crime 1986

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Scene of the Crime (1986)
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Scene of the Crime (1986)
Original name: Le lieu du crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the woods, a 13-year-old boy is grabbed by an escaped convict and told to bring money later that day. The boy does as he's told, only to be attacked by the convict's partner. A murder ensues, and through happenstance, the murderer and the boy's mother form an alliance. All this takes place in four days during which the boy has his first communion, his separated parents face each other amidst grandmother's hopes they'll reunite, the grandfather just wants to go fishing, the school's chaplain complains about the boy's behavior, and the convicts' shared girlfriend comes, gun in hand, to help them escape to Tangier. The mother's surprising decisions complete the story.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: family relations, murder, school, crimes, investigation, hotel, parents and children, love and romance, captivity, infidelity, couples, small town life, small town, female nudity, criminal, love triangle, cemetery, impossible love, love at first sight, nightclub, teenage boy, boarding school, runaway, extortion, catholic school ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, south of france

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Most similar movies to Scene of the Crime

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, contemplative and psychological films with plots about love and romance, couples, family relations, infidelity, murder, crimes and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Scene of the Crime: Thieves (1996), Hotel America (1981), Mississippi Mermaid (1969), Changing Times (2004), In the Name of My Daughter (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
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95%
 6.5
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Hotel America (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Helene (Catherine Deneuve), a pill-addicted anesthesiologist, is mourning the death of her boyfriend when, through a car accident she causes, she chances to meet the lethargic Gilles (Patrick Dewaere), a young man who lives for free at his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: beach, casino, hotel, fall in love, gambling, fugitives, gays and lesbians, dealing with death, romance, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, french noir
Plot: reunion, murder, private detective, femme fatale, on the run, island, plantation, mail order bride, marriage, couples, passenger, neo noir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, lyon, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, romance, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: casino, crimes, intrigue, rivalry, fall in love, love affair, parents and children, obsession, betrayal, family relations, murder suspect, inheritance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: france, french riviera, geneva switzerland, south of france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Favorite Season (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: family relations, christmas, memory, brother sister incest, siblings relations, hopes, life is a bitch, estrangement, family gatherings, introspection, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 7K
Bad Blood (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A sexually transmitted disease called STBO is sweeping the country; it's spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, offbeat
Plot: murder, unrequited love, older man younger woman relationship, debt, nickname, ex convict, illusionist, heist, couple relations, cons and scams, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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37%
 6.3
 489
Hidden Diary (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Louise left her husband when their children were still little. She was never heard from again. Her daughter Martine stayed in the small seaside town, where she became a doctor. Martine's daughter, Audrey, a thirty-year-old ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, mysterious past, murder, haunted by the past, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, parent child relationship, small town, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, law enforcement, crime, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Only Thrill (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A small-town store owner with a comatose wife shares a long-term relationship with his seamstress.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, contemplative, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, hospital, small town, widow, seamstress, fall in love, bittersweet, society, youth, single parent, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s, 1990s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 175
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, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, family problems, infidelity, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Getting Married in Buffalo Jump (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Years have passed since Sophie (Wendy Crewson) left the ranch her family calls home to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. The death of her father means that Sophie, now 30, must return to the home she left behind so long ago. Once there, ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), cattle ranch, rodeo, farm, couples, family relations, romance, love and romance, hopes, small town life, small town, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, investigation, performer's life, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, infidelity, celebrity culture, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martha Horgan is a withdrawn, mentally disabled woman who lives with her aunt, Frances. One of Martha's unusual traits is that she doesn't lie, a quality that leads to her getting fired from a dry-cleaning shop thanks to the actions of the ...
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: aunt, crimes, repairman, betrayal, romance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Kung-Fu Master (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Veteran French director Agnes Varda's Le Petit Amour is based on a short story by actress/songstress Jane Birkin. Birkin herself plays the main character, a loving but lonely 40-year-old divorcee. Her life is brightened a bit by the presence of ...
Style: touching, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, older woman younger man relationship, unfulfilled love, couple relations, teenage life, youth, love and romance, unfulfillment, love affair, fall in love, looking for love, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, london
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29%
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, dark humor, mind bending ...
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 ⇓
28%
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 545
The Bridge (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Actor Gerard Depardieu co-directed this drama about a married woman who falls in love with another man. Mina is a movie buff with a husband, Georges, who's out of work, and a 15-year-old son, Tommy. While Mina works part-time as a domestic for ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: fall in love, infidelity, forbidden love, parents and children, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, love affair, couple relations, love triangle, looking for love, midlife crisis ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Murder Ordained (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: small town, church, murder, protagonist as suspect, danger, crumbling marriage, media, manipulations, deadly, investigation, journalism, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, on the run, chase, prison escape, hitman, heist, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: hotel, ladykiller, destructive relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, pregnancy, village life, dysfunctional family, village, alcohol abuse, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 12K
Climates (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man was made to be happy for simple reasons and unhappy for even simpler ones – just as he is born for simple reasons and dies for even simpler ones... Isa and Bahar are two lonely figures dragged through the ever-changing climate of their inner ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: family relations, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, sexual relations, snow, vacation, rape, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Mademoiselle Chambon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Véronique Chambon (Sandrine Kiberlain), a single schoolteacher and Jean (Vincent Lindon), discover an unexpected bond that causes them to question the direction of their lives. They move in different social circles but their relationship develops ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, fall in love, obsession, infidelity, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, small town, social differences, teacher, family in crisis ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 1K
Eye of God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys (Nick Stahl) turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff (Hal Holbrook) embarks on a quest to uncover the roots of a gruesome crime. ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: small town, murder, pregnancy, abortion, parole officer, warden, small town sheriff, couple relations, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, teenage life, social relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 139
The Car Man (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger arrives in a small town community, leading the locals into greed, sex and murder.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating
Plot: murder, small town, love triangle, tragic love, dangerous attraction, romance, couples, frame up, infidelity, sexual relations, dishonesty, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Swimming Pool (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul and Marianne are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his ...
Style: sexy, contemplative, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love triangle, murder, haunted by the past, friendship, lovers reunited, couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, couples, crimes of passion, deadly, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: french riviera, southern france, south of france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 362
Love Songs (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Peter, Margaux's American writer husband, leaves Paris in a funk and heads home, she finds herself the single parent of two near teens. She also gets a new assignment at work: to find, sign, and promote new rock singers. She discovers a ...
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: single parent, infidelity, friends, family relations, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gender, music band, love and romance, romance, unfulfillment, music ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, france, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, siblings relations, love and romance, gay sex, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%