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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)
Original name: Le Mystère de la chambre jaune
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Joseph Rouletabille (Bruno Podalydès), a reporter for a local newspaper, investigates the attempted killing of Mathilde Stangerson (Sabine Azéma), who uses the yellow room of the title as her bedroom. At the time of the revolver shots her room was locked and the windows were barred, but when her father (Michael Lonsdale) enters after having forced the door, there is no-one there except for Mathilde. So who did it and how did he get away?
Style: atmospheric, rough, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, journalism, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, mysterious past, mysterious event, locked room, mystery killer, crimes, inventions and discoveries, crime, media, palaces castles and temples, native american, stage magician, assassin, hotel, magician, death, journalist, train ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, crime, investigation and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Mystery of the Yellow Room: Carnival of Crime (1962), Magic Man (2010), She Knows Too Much (1989), While My Pretty One Sleeps (1997), And Never Let Her Go (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfume Of The Lady In Black (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Newly married, Mathilde and Robert are honeymooning at a resort owned by their friends Edith and Arthur, the Chateau d'Hercule. But an unpleasant shock is in store for them.
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, humorous, surreal ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, missing person, mysterious character, crimes, murder, riddles and clues, odd couple, mystery, amateur detective, danger, who done it ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carnival of Crime (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Comedy
Country: Brazil, Spain, Argentina, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mike, an architect, is married to Lin, a beautiful and unfaithful woman. Returning from a trip, he finds she's disappeared. When he tries to locate her, he also learns about her many affairs, and he gets closer to Marina, his efficient ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: mystery, love and romance, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, crime, dishonesty, couples, beach, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: brazil
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
She Knows Too Much (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: mystery, private detective, dishonesty, misfit partners, deadly, investigation, crimes, murder, rivalry, goofy hero, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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While My Pretty One Sleeps (1997)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the fashion world meets the underworld, it's murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: fashion, murder, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, journalism, danger, deadly, criminal heroes, woman in danger, crime, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, missing person, mystery, love affair, dangerous attraction, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, investigation, neo noir, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Made in U.S.A (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paula Nelson (Anna Karina), a female version of Humphrey Bogart's hard boiled detectives, goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover, Richard Politzer, at an unknown point in the future (maybe 1969). Once there, she learns that Richard is dead and ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, realistic, avant garde
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crime, manipulation, new wave, kidnapping, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, mystery, crimes, crime, arms dealing, law enforcement, investigation, hospital, businessman, medical, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hostile Makeover (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lacey Smithsonian is a stylish journalist who works as a television reporter. When interviewing a prestigious fashion designer Amanda Manville, it confesses that receives death threats from someone. Everything is complicated when the artist is shot ...
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, partners, celebrity culture, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, fashion, disorder, mystery, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, frame up, riddles and clues, mystery, dishonesty, amateur detective, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unnatural Causes (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, obsessive quest, crime, danger, deadly, private detective, army investigation, dishonesty, stalking, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The White Lioness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Cape Town, a police inspector named September color discovers that the dreaded Mabasha, hired murderer, is in talks with a right-wing organization. In Skåne, southwest of Sweden, is given to the real estate agent Louise Åkerblom by missing and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, conspiracy, kgb, graphic violence, terrorism, political conspiracy, political corruption, fish out of water, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, russia, africa, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Paradise (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Action, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tabloid journalist Annika Bengtzon is writing about a murder in the port of Stockholm and she suspects that the Yugoslav mafia is involved. However, she also finds links to a foundation that runs a shelter for battered women, Paradiset. Looking for ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, mystery, woman in danger, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, crimes, family problems, scoop, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, supernatural ability, police investigation, americana, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, law enforcement, danger, deadly, serial killer, crimes, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Confidentially Yours (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, clever, realistic, serious
Plot: false accusation, murder, amateur detective, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A private detective becomes involved in a new cast when her partner's guardian is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, crime, private detective, custody, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, private investigator, female detective, guardian ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, intrigue, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deepwater (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Crime Is Our Business (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, family relations, private detective, crimes, odd couple, investigation, uncover truth, master and servant, deadly, amateur detective, partners, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cortex (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Trapped in an old folks home where people keep going missing, an ex-cop must overcome his Alzheimers to find out who is killing people in this jigsaw thriller.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, clinic, deadly, law enforcement, elderly, retirement home, death, alzheimer's disease, golden years, crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, cynical ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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25%
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Fissures (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Charlotte, an alienated sound engineer, travels to the country home where her mother was just murdered. She is quickly frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation and so begins her own. While listening to a fresh sound recording ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, danger, supernatural power, fear, loss of mother, supernatural, sound recording, murder mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Killer Hair (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A fashion reporter stumbles on a murder investigation in the Nation's Capitol, only to be thrown for a loop when her police detective former lover is assigned to the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, humorous, suspense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Six Sex Scenes and a Murder (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nick's made poor choices professionally and personally. A man feared and envied by many, he's lived a life seduced by crime, money, beautiful women, and burlesque. Now he wants out and he's got 24 hours to find an exit. He's ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, sexy ...
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