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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, clever, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: hospital, jealousy, mystery, crimes, investigation, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, crime, love and romance, family life, infidelity, babies and infants, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, remarry, unlikely criminals, parent child relationship, illegitimate son, murder, chocolate, love, business, musician ...
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, twists & turns, catastrophe and mystery mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Merci pour le Chocolat: Hell (1994), La Cérémonie (1995), The Weight of Water (2000), The Unfaithful Wife (1969), Red Lights (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, adultery, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
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95%
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: cynical, tense, suspenseful, realistic, biting ...
Plot: murder, friendship, village, illiteracy, bourgeoisie, maid, vengeance, family, friends, power relations, social relations, grudge ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: incest, murder, investigation, infidelity, island, hanging, axe, mystery, journalism, destiny, amateur detective, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 1870s, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, norway, usa, europe, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, cynical, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, murder, investigation, private detective, crime, mystery, unfulfillment, crimes, couple relations, protagonist as suspect, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 60s
Place: versailles, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, hitchhiker, traffic jam, murder, divorce, guilt, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, psychopath, opposites attract, butcher, obsession, mystery, investigation, deadly, couples, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, therapist, forensics, birthday, hitchhiker, prostitute, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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42%
 6.5
 7K
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: suspenseful, psychological, erotic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, plastic surgery, suspicion, amnesia, hospital, identity, coma, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.2
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Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crime, dishonesty, terminal illness, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
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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, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reincarnation, wedding, mystery, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, contact, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, psychological, dark humor, clever, cynical ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, poet, housewife, love and romance, couple relations, out of the way, crimes, parents and children, friends, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Violette (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Paris, 1933. The daughter of a respectable lower middle class couple, Violette Nozière, leads a disreputable double life. Far from being the innocent 18-year-old her parents mistake her for, she spends her nights with dissolute young men in the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: poisoning, murder, attempted murder, testimony, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, protagonist as suspect, death row, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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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: suspenseful, sexy, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, paparazzi, crime, hidden identity, haunted by the past, power relations, criminal heroes, crimes, loss of child, female protagonist, manipulation, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, cannes, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, sexual, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, couple relations, manipulations, village life, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, disorder, crimes of passion, deadly, crime, life turned upside down ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blood Relatives (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
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37%
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Tell No One (2006)
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
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Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
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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, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mind game, prostitute, violence, secret, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
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Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, surgery, couple relations, parents and children, doctors and patients, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, frame up, haunted by the past, mind game, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: psychological, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, dysfunctional family, police investigation, family problems, deadly, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, police detective, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: china, asia, tokyo, japan, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, split personality, police detective, strangulation, double life, mind game, police investigation, investigation, crime, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 33K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, delusion, infidelity, past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, vengeance, deadly, couples, death in the family, dishonesty, haunted by the past, investigation, female killer, small town, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Adversary (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly, buried truth, crimes, cons and scams, mysterious character, crime, hidden identity, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, cynical, rough ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, robbery, murder, nanny, safecracker, love, fight, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, crime, perfect crime, extramarital affair, murder, love affair, plan gone awry, crimes, artist, jealousy, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 5K
Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: clever, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: redemption, murder, dishonesty, couples, haunted by the past, memory loss, on the run, romance, love and romance, nosy, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%