Movies like The Oxford Murders

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The Oxford Murders (2008)
 6.1
 26K
The Oxford Murders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic, talky, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, clever ...
Plot: mathematics, murder, riddles and clues, teachers and students, investigation, crime, mathematician, symbol, mass child killing, triangle, life is a bitch, university, danger, amateur detective, who done it, uncover truth, serial killer, deadly, multiple suspects, oxford, male nudity, obsession, guilt, crimes, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: england, europe, campus, oxford university

Most similar movies to The Oxford Murders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, police investigation, deadly and crime mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Oxford Murders: Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Raven (2012), Cleaner (2007), The Crimson Rivers (2000), True Crime (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, writer's life, deadly, crimes, murder, poet, murder mystery, buried alive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, corrupt law enforcer, buried truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, murder, investigation, secret, police detective, crime, faked death, convent, corpse, ritual, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.3
 2K
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, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 183K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, nightmare, mystery, investigation, danger, escape from reality, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, who done it, mystery, uncover truth, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: yorkshire, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.
Style: realistic, tense, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, village, death, movie star, private detective, serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, police investigation, unlikely criminals, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, missing person, crime, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 74K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, undercover agent, murder investigation, witness, mistaken identity, fake identity, psychological thriller, investigation ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004
Place: usa, canada, pennsylvania, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 2K
Nemesis Game (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mind game, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, danger, investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, college, serial killer, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, political conspiracy, law enforcement, political corruption, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, bible quote, hotel, police, security camera, interrogation, orphan, church, autopsy, police investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 21K
Malice (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, college, mystery, insurance fraud, investigation, couple relations, dishonesty, married couple, infidelity, femme fatale, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: campus, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 71K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, crime, supreme court, professor, investigation, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, solitude, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, special agents, mystery, imaginary kingdom, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 71K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, boxer, crime, investigation, dishonesty, mission of murder, crimes, law enforcement, political activism, police officer, murder mystery, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 12K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: insomnia, police investigation, murder, crime, police detective, neo noir, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, mystery, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 396
Past Tense (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A former cop who is now a novelist notices an attractive young woman move in next door to him. He strikes up a conversation, one thing leads to another and he spends the night. She asks him to come back the next evening, but when he does he ...
Style: realistic, erotic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, murder, cons and scams, sexual relations, mystery, crime, dangerous attraction, twins, woman in danger, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: rapist, false accusation, police investigation, murder, voyeurism, investigation, psychopath, infidelity, rivalry, police detective, serial killer, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, investigation, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, suspect, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 55K
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, mind game, profiler, island, dishonesty, trap, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, doctors and patients, uncover truth, cure, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 18K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, vigilantism, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, fbi, justice, map ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, policewoman, crime, master criminal, investigation, death, confinement indoors ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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