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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, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic, suspense, gloomy, tense, sexy, art house ...
Plot: jealousy, hospital, investigation, couple relations, parent child relationship, illegitimate son, mystery, parents and children, crime, haunted by the past, family life, crimes, couples, family relations, babies and infants, unlikely criminals, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, remarry, murder, chocolate, love, business, musician ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, france, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, twists & turns, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Merci pour le Chocolat: La Cérémonie (1995), Hell (1994), The Weight of Water (2000), Shattered (1991), The Unfaithful Wife (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
La Cérémonie (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
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Time: 90s
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Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 113 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: suspense, sexy, gloomy, serious, psychological ...
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Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: infidelity, murder, investigation, extramarital affair, private detective, suburbs, crime, mystery, protagonist as suspect, bourgeoisie, wife husband relationship, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 117 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 9K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
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Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 10K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%