Movies like Murder by Decree

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Murder by Decree (1979)
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Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its roots in a Royal indiscretion and that a cover-up is being managed by politicians at the highest level, all of whom happen to be Masons.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, suspense, dark, factual, stylized, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, crime, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, danger, slasher, private detective, good versus evil, who done it, strong violent content, deadly, woman in danger, riddles and clues, prostitute, mental institution, mental patient, morgue, freemason, graffiti, surgeon ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland

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Most similar movies to Murder by Decree

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and scary films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, deadly, investigation, serial killer and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Murder by Decree: Jack the Ripper (1988), From Hell (2001), A Study in Terror (1965), See No Evil (1971), Deep Red (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jack the Ripper (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Jack the Ripper was a 1988 two-part television movie/mini-series portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack The Ripper, the killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, megalomaniac, mystery, multiple suspects, crime, mortician, murder of a prostitute, police detective, crimes, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, london, europe, east end london
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100%
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene of the crime is Whitechapel, the same London district notorious for the recent attacks of Jack the Ripper. Three monks are found dead, the apparent victims of a vampire - now, someone else is out for blood. Or is it something else? As ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, partners against crime, danger, crimes, escapades, partners, murder ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, graphic violence, police detective, crimes, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, a vision, murder, prostitute ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Study in Terror (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, gothic ...
Plot: private detective, serial killer, prostitute, murder, track down, woman in danger, who done it, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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See No Evil (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the English countryside, Sarah Rexton (Mia Farrow), recently blinded in a horse riding accident, moves in with her uncle's family and gallantly adjusts to her new condition, unaware that a killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disability, investigation, on the run, serial killer, mystery, slasher, deadly, witnessing a crime, amateur detective, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, injustice, frame up, death row, false accusation, law enforcement, mystery, legal, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (John Mills) ponder cases in which the victims seem to have been scared to death.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: private detective, investigation, kidnapping, murder, rescue, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, ego clash, amateur detective, deadly, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder mystery, serial killer, photographer, stalking, mystery, police investigation, supernatural, police detective, nightmare comes true, danger, supernatural ability, foreknowledge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, missing child, police corruption, investigation, strangulation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, island, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, gory, ghost, supernatural power, curse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, afterlife, murder, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, characters killed one by one, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, desert, mystery, who done it, deadly, investigation, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sherlock (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Style: serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic, mind bending
Plot: drug dealing, murder, sherlock holmes, private detective, investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, partners against crime, rivalry, obsessive quest, mystery, ego clash ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 900
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, gory, woman in danger, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nine years on, another Morley child has gone missing on her way home from school. Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic, brutal, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, missing child, murder, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, clergy, mastermind, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, nosy, curses spells and rituals, partners against crime, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, deadly creature, private detective, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, dangerous attraction, crime, investigation, mind game, crimes, serial killer, danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and the killer before the killer strikes at her again.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, prostitute, police, murder of a prostitute, amateur detective, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, danger, stalking, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Ripper (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This telling of the story of Jack the Ripper focuses not on the killings as much as on the aristocratic lives of the people connected to the heir-apparent to the throne of England... who of course is the Ripper. It tells also of the investigator who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, danger, mystery, crime, slasher, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, who done it, deadly, riddles and clues, writer's life, unconventional method, murder mystery, police investigation, uncover truth, police detective ...
Time: 19th century
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, investigation, track down, deadly, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, danger, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 380
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 638
Knife of Ice (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now an adult, the still mute Martha lives with her uncle Ralph ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, mute girl, mystery, mute or deaf, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, gory, woman in danger, who done it, strong violent content, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sign of Four (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, treasure chest, river, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, treasure, rivalry ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Monaco, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: amateur detective, obsession, murder, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, venice, europe, italy, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%