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Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
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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 a hostile family, he is determined to solve the crime.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, mind bending, neo noir
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, injustice, mystery, frame up, legal, death row, false accusation, law enforcement, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi, crimes, riddles and clues, heroes, couple relations, life is a bitch, legal investigation, graphic violence, private detective, love affair, danger, who done it, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, antarctica, canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty and crime mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Ordeal by Innocence: First Degree (1995), We'll Meet Again (2002), A Killer Upstairs (2005), Murder Most Foul (1964), The Rosary Murders (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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First Degree (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When prominent businessman Andrew Pyne is found shot in a New York alley, one of the NYPD's best, Rick Mallory, suspects a Galeno Mob hit. When he and his partner, Amos Turzo try to question Pyne's widow, Hadley, they are quickly ushered ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, dedicated lawyer, deadly, dishonesty, power relations, righting the wronged, police station, couple relations, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
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We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Murder Most Foul (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, agatha christie, false accusation, mystery, murder mystery, legal investigation, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1951, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
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A Murder of Quality (1991)
Genre: Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley ...
Style: serious, mind bending, realistic, clever, rough ...
Plot: boarding school, murder, social differences, who done it, boarding school life, legal, life is a bitch, mystery, danger, private detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america
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The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, amateur detective, on the run, protagonist as suspect, frame up, crime, crimes, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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52%
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The Advocate (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving defense attorney gets caught in a twisted game of who-done-it when he takes on the case of a beautiful socialite who is accused of murder.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, rivalry, deadly, legal action, legal investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: politics, courtroom, murder, amateur detective, mystery, criminal heroes, legal action, crime, deadly, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
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Thirteen at Dinner (1985)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Actress Jane Wilkinson wants a divorce, but her husband, Lord Edgware, refuses. She convinces Hercule Poirot to use his famed tact and logic to make her case. Lord Edgware turns up murdered, a well-placed knife wound at the base of his neck. It will ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, talky
Plot: private detective, murder, who done it, riddles and clues, manipulations, amateur detective, mystery, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, life is a bitch, deadly ...
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A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: death row, murder, destiny, frame up, manhunt, life is a bitch, crimes, wrongfully committed, who done it, riddles and clues, false accusation, prison life ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, murder, legal investigation, couple relations, legal action, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mystery, dishonesty, legal, society, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Mystery Woman: Mystery Weekend (2005)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband -- her lover -- has been slain.
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Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
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Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 107 min.
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Country: UK, USA
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
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Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense, serious ...
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34%
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D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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