Movies like The Name of the Rose 1986

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The Name of the Rose (1986)
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 93K
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's authority and fight the shadowy conspiracy of monastery monks using only his intelligence – which is considerable.
Style: intellectual, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, realistic, talky ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, temptation, execution, murder, god or devil, danger, uncover truth, serial killer, friendship, snow, accident, lust, priest, library, poison, secret passage, burned at the stake, riddles and clues, crimes, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and interesting films with plots about crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, deadly, police investigation and twists & turns mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Name of the Rose: Mystery!: Cadfael (1994), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997), True Crime (1995), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: monk, priest, investigation, monastery, mystery, clergy, murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, crime, multiple suspects, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
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The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, clever, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, journalist, hacker, perversion, mystery, age difference, crime, reporter, suspicion, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, 2000s, year 1949 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, family problems, death in the family, amateur detective, crimes, culture clash, disorder, dishonesty, law enforcement, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, copenhagen denmark ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, amateur detective, danger, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, murder, journalist, dishonesty, friendship, false accusation, cover up, crime, journalism, uncover truth, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: moral dilemma, murder, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, dishonesty, religions or cults, mind game, clergy, amateur detective, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, apocalypse, monk, monastery, police detective, serial killer, ritual, minister, who done it, mystery, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.4
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Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, danger, missing person, crime, uncover truth, journalist, strong sexual content, partners, search, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, psychopath, mouse, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 79K
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, serious, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, track down, crimes, deadly, writer's life, murder, poet, murder mystery, buried alive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, journalist, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, murder, secret, police detective, crime, faked death, convent, ritual, corpse, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, revenge, electric chair, death row, police brutality, neo noir, psychopath, swamp, crime, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
 7.7
 6K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, intellectual, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, riddles and clues, who done it, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ⇓
32%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, police detective, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 231K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: scary, realistic, psychological, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: swamp, murder, baseball, police detective, confederate soldier, mystery, police investigation, crimes, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, stylized, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, missing child, police corruption, murder, crime, family problems, life is a bitch, confined, crimes, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger, investigation, conspiracy, scientist, ancient, search, professor, mystery, secret society, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, harvard university, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 49K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, justice, serial rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 20K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hotel, police, interrogation, church, orphan, bible quote, autopsy, police investigation, law enforcement, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, police brutality, strangulation, investigation, crime, murder, mystery, missing child, terrorizing, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: europe, england, yorkshire, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 45K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
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: investigation, frame up, crimes, murder, corpse, crime, serial killer, haunted by the past, dishonesty, deadly, grief, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 29K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, mind game, crimes, manipulation, verbal byplay, one on one, dialogue driven, outsmarting, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fear, game playing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%