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Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
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Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Original name: Merci pour le chocolat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company that manufactures Swiss chocolates. Andre is her suave, concert pianist husband whose first wife died years ago in a mysterious car accident. When Jeanne, a beautiful young woman, enters the home of Mika and Andre, raising questions about her possible relationship to the family, tensions mount, alliances shift, and all the while, Mika prepares and faithfully serves her special recipe for hot chocolate each evening.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, sexy, art house ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, love and romance, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, family life, infidelity, dishonesty, remarry, female executive, hospital, family relations, poisoning, doubt, jealousy, crime, babies and infants, couples, strong female presence, parent child relationship, illegitimate son, murder ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, france, los angeles, usa, europe

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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 murder, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, storytelling, obsession and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Merci pour le Chocolat: La Cérémonie (1995), Hell (1994), The Weight of Water (2000), The Unfaithful Wife (1969), Shattered (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, bourgeoisie, maid, illiteracy ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles, brittany
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Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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68%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, incest, family problems, couples, sexual relations, isolation, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, europe, usa, norway, new england ...
⇓ 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 ⇓
52%
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Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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47%
The Flower of Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, political thriller, suspense ...
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, murder, parents and children, family problems, society, politics, love and romance ...
Place: vichy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Lights (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, traffic jam, hitchhiker, murder, divorce, father daughter relationship, guilt, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: friendship, obsession, murder, family relations, couple relations, poet, couples, crimes, parents and children, family life, serial killer, eccentricity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 7.1
 13K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, cynical, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
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The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, family relations, life is a bitch, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 36K
Birth (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It took Anna 10 years to recover from the death of her husband, Sean, but now she's on the verge of marrying her boyfriend, Joseph, and finally moving on. However, on the night of her engagement party, a young boy named Sean turns up, saying he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, artsy ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, reincarnation, wedding, obsessive love, mystery, dishonesty, couples, little boy, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
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Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, private detective, memory loss, murder, mysterious character, reincarnation, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, romance, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
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Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: bleak, psychological, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Comedy of Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side - the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled woman's face - an intriguing picture... Later that ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural, death in the family, obsession, family life, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, missing child, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 7.5
 53K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
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The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
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31%
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 408
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 12K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: clever, serious, realistic, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A conman persuades his married lover to murder her husband for the inheritance, only for his reckless spending and infidelity to drive her away.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, haunted by the past, love affair, mind game, femme fatale, hidden identity, destiny, cons and scams, starting over, couples, mystery ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It all began with a little white lie.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, family relations, family life, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, secret life, love triangle, secret, husband wife relationship, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 35K
Femme Fatale (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, sexy, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.5
 430
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, neo noir, twists and turns, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%